The makers of “The Girl On The Train” has announced on Wednesday that the murder mystery which stars Parineeti Chopra in the lead role canceled the theatrical release, and opening directly on a streaming service.
According to the director Ribhu Dasgupta, the Bollywood film will premiere on Netflix on February 26. The film was due to release theatrically in May 2020 but got pushed due to the Covid pandemic.
Talking about the film and its unique plot the director said, “I always wanted to explore this genre and loved this unique story. There is plenty to relate to both in terms of the emotions and mysteries that I was able to delve into in this thriller — rejection, loneliness, voyeurism, daily commutes on which we see and don’t see things,”
Ribhu continued, “It was an extremely fruitful experience working on the film. (I) Hope the audience will be as excited watching ‘The Girl On The Train’ as I was making it.”
“The Girl On The Train” is an official Hindi remake of the Hollywood thriller, which is based on Paula Hawkins’ 2015 bestseller of the same name. The Hollywood version by Tate Taylor featured Emily Blunt in the lead role.
The plot of the film revolves Meera (Parineeti), who fixates on the perfect lives of a couple from afar, during her daily train commutes. One day, she witnesses something out of the ordinary that shocks her.
Besides Parnieeti the mystery drama also features Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari and Avinash Tiwary in the key roles
“‘The Girl On The Train’ marks our first film collaboration with Netflix, with many more to come! We are very excited about this suspense thriller, Ribhu’s directorial sensibilities and the extremely talented cast,” said Shibasish Sarkar, Group Chief Executive Officer, Reliance Entertainment.
“We are thrilled to bring ‘The Girl On The Train’ to our members in India and around the world. We want to be the home for the most entertaining films in the country,” said Pratiksha Rao of Netflix.