The trailer of Kangana Ranaut-starrer upcoming sports film Panga has been released. Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, the film also features Richa Chadha, Neena Gupta, Jassie Gill, and Pankaj Tripathi in key roles.
In Panga, Kangana plays the role of a national-level Kabaddi player. When she gets married and has a son, she retires and takes a job at the railways selling tickets. Though she is content with the life she has she is unhappy. A chance meeting with a kabaddi team makes her relive the bygone days. Destiny gives Jaya a second chance and, at an age when players think of retiring, she tries to make a comeback to the National side.
Her decision to reclaim the past glory is met with mixed reviews. Kangana's mother-in-law (Neena Gupta), is not supportive but the actress' real-life husband can be seen standing behind her as rock, shuttling between work and home, while he assists his wife in giving her dream a second chance. Her biggest support though is her son who innocently questions, 'Why 32 can't be an age for a comeback?'
The trailer also shows a glimpse of Richa Chaddha’s character who plays Kangana’s best friend in the movie.
‘Panga’ challenges the stereotypes which Indian middle-class women face day in and day out. Just like her previous movies, Ashwiny has come up with a heart-warming inspirational story. Kangana Ranaut shines throughout the trailer and the supporting cast are perfectly cast. Neena Gupta as the mother-in-law makes her presence felt in every frame that she is in.
Earlier, talking about her lead star, Ashwiny had said, “Kangana and I have become friends over the two-year journey of the film. I have realised that when she loves someone, she will take care of them all her life. There were times when she was really upset, in tears. As a friend, I could only support her. If everyone keeps commenting, she will be affected. It’s only human.”
The film is produced by Fox Star Studios and the music is given by trio Shankar Ehsaan Loy. ‘Panga’ is all set to hit the screens on January 24, 2020 and will be clashing with Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor starrer ‘Street Dancer 3D’.