The first trailer of Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani’s upcoming movie ‘Kabir Singh’ has been released. 

‘Kabir Singh’ is the official Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, which starred Vijay Devarakonda and Shalini Pandey in the lead. The movie is directed by Sandeep Vanga Reddy, who also helmed the original movie.

In the movie, Shahid Kapoor plays the titular character Kabir Singh. Kabir Singh is a brash, short tempered, jilted lover and an alcoholic doctor, who is on a path of self-destruction. He is trying his best to forget Preeti (played by Kiara Advani), his former partner who is forced to marry someone else. 

The two-and-a-half minute trailer opens with Kabir desperately wanting to have sex and asks his friend for help. The trailer goes on to show that Kabir is a great surgeon when at the hospital but once  he gets back home, he transforms himself into a maniac who can't stop having alcohol and snorting drugs.  A flashback offers a glimpse of a younger, sober Kabir falling in love with a fellow student in college. Over time, she reciprocates his feelings and then starts their passionate affair. However, once Preeti is forced into an arranged marriage, Kabir’s self-destruction kicks in. He screams, shouts, bullies and threatens people at will, without a care in the world. His friends warn him that he is morphing into an abusive alcoholic, reminding him that the love of his love will not return to him despite his actions. In the final few seconds of the trailer, Kabir declares that he is not "a rebel without a cause".

Earlier, talking about Arjun Reddy, Shahid called it “very raw and very honest”. The actor told PTI, “I don’t think there was anything in the film that was for effect. I just felt it said things as it is and was a brazen journey of a character who goes through an emotional arc which is extreme. The honesty of the film connected with the audience. Otherwise, for a film like that, there would be a limited audience. But it was loved across the board. The idea is to do it all over again.”

And after watching the trailer, we agree with Shahid Kapoor. The trailer looks very raw and every frame of it manages to captivate the audience. Shahid Kapoor’s performance as Kabir Singh is brilliant at its best.

‘Kabir Singh’ is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde. 

It's set to hit the screens on June 21, 2019.