Mumbai: The much-awaited teaser of Fighter, India’s first aerial action film, has finally dropped and it has left the fans spellbound. The teaser, which was released on Friday, features Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, and Anil Kapoor as squadron leaders of the Indian Air Force, performing some jaw-dropping stunts and maneuvers in the sky.
The teaser begins with a voice-over of Hrithik Roshan, who plays Shamsher “Patty” Pathania, a young and ambitious pilot who dreams of becoming a hero of the Indian Armed Forces. He is joined by Deepika Padukone, who plays Minal “Minnie” Rathore, a fierce and fearless fighter pilot who shares his passion and vision. The duo is mentored by Anil Kapoor, who plays Rakesh Jai “Rocky” Singh, a veteran group captain who guides them through their missions and challenges.
The teaser showcases some stunning visuals of fighter jets, helicopters, aircraft carriers, and explosions, along with glimpses of the romance and drama between the lead characters. The teaser also reveals that the film is based on a true story and is inspired by the real-life heroes of the Indian Air Force.
The teaser has received rave reviews from the netizens, who have flooded the social media platforms with praises and compliments. Many have lauded the chemistry between Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone, who are sharing the screen for the first time. Others have appreciated the scale and quality of the action sequences, which are said to be on par with Hollywood standards. Some have also expressed their excitement and eagerness to watch the film on the big screen.
Fighter is directed by Siddharth Anand, who has previously helmed action hits like War (2019) and Bang Bang (2014). The film is produced by Viacom18 Studios and Marflix Pictures, a production house dedicated to action filmmaking in India. The film also stars Karan Singh Grover, Akshay Oberoi, Sanjeeda Sheikh, and Talat Aziz in supporting roles. The film has a budget of ₹250 crore and is scheduled to release on January 25, 2024, coinciding with the Republic Day weekend.