The trailer of Qala is out and it follows the story of a singer in the film industry. Set in the 1940s, the film’s trailer follows a singer at the peak of her career, played by Triptii Dimri. As she becomes more successful, she begins to lose her sense of reality and the new competition in the form of Jagan, played by Babil Khan, begins to mess with her.
In the trailer, Qala repeatedly calls her mother, but it seems to push her over the edge as it appears to be a one-way conversation.
Watch the Qala trailer here:
The film stars Triptii Dimri in the lead role along with Babil Khan, Amit Sial, Amit Trivedi, Girija Oak, Kausar Munir, Samir Kochhar, Swanand Kirkire, Tasveer Kamil and Varun Grover. The film is directed by Anvitaa Dutt and produced by Karnesh Ssharma, who previously collaborated for the 2020 film Bulbbul.
The film marks the acting debut of late film actor Irrfan Khan’s son Babil Khan. At an event, he had opened up about his debut, “One of my close friends has been an assistant for Anvita and even before I read the script, I wanted to do the film. I never thought about it and was ready to audition. That was when baba had passed away and I was broken and vulnerable. When I reached Clean Slate Filmz, they made me feel so safe.”
In an earlier statement, Anvitaa said: “Karnesh and I both felt it was an important story to tell. We set it in the world of music in the late 1930s; a setting both evocative and poignant. It has been a exciting and rewarding journey to bring this story to life with Netflix as our partners. This is my second outing with them and it’s been twice as much fun creating a homegrown story for audiences around the world.”
Qala is scheduled to be released on December 1.