The trailer of Huma Qureshi‘s Netflix show “Leila”, is out and it has already piqued the audience’s curiosity.
The intriguing trailer showcases the search of a mother for her missing daughter in an imagined world, where there is discrimination.
Pegged as “India’s first dystopian story”, “Leila” is set in the imagined world of “Aryavarta” in which there is great suffering, extreme and totalitarian rules of engagement and fictional extremes constructed around an obsession with purity, communal and divisive societal dramas and grit, read a statement.
The two-minute long trailer opens in Aryavarta, a digitized Indian city. It introduces Shalini (Huma), who marries outside her community and has to face harsh treatment. Her fight to get back her daughter, who gets kidnapped over her “mixed blood”, forms the crux of the show.
The show is helmed by Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman, and Pawan Kumar.
All episodes of ‘Leila’ premiere June 14, only on Netflix. It also stars Sanjay Suri, Seema Biswas, Akash Khurana, and Arif Zakaria. The show is based on a book by Prayaag Akbar.
via Santa Banta