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Trailer of 'Banaras', Jayathirtha's pan-Indian love story, out on this date

The film, which releases in five different Indian languages including Kannada, stars debutant Zaid Khan and Sonal Monteiro as the leads.

Trailer of 'Banaras', Jayathirtha's pan-Indian love story, out on this date

Sonal Monteiro is paired with debutant Zaid Khan in the film

  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 06.09 AM, Sep 23, 2022


Director Jayathirtha's ambitious Banaras is gearing up for a theatrical release in multiple Indian languages on November 4, with the film serving as the launch pad for actor (and son of politician Zameer Ahmed Khan) Zaid Khan. Sonal Monteiro joins him in this cause and the first look posters of Banaras have revealed a rather exquisite love story at heart set in the holy town of Varanasi. 

And now, to share a brighter glimpse of this story, the makers are all set to release the trailer of Banaras on September 26 in all five languages.

In a recent interview with a media outlet, Jayathirtha described his Banaras as a 'poignant' love story rooted deeply in philosophy and culture with the town of Varanasi or Kashi serving as the moody backdrop. The team is said to have shot at all 64 ghats of the city to capture the true essence and one could hope to get a peek of this unique world in the upcoming trailer.

On the other hand, Banaras too became a victim of the 'Boycott' culture on social media with many irked by MLA Zameer Ahmed Khan's supposed 'anti-Hindu' stance. During the recent Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations, MLA Khan declared that the festival could not be celebrated anymore at the site on which Idgah Maidan stands. The announcement was soon met with backlash from many people, including those on social media. Citing this as the reason, netizens began to trend 'Boycott Banaras' on social media.

However, it would seem that the trailer launch of Banaras will take place amid great fanfare on September 26 in Bengaluru, with the makers inviting journalists from across the country to be part of a grand event. Produced by Tilakraj Ballal under NK Productions, Banaras will be released in Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil on November 4.

The film also stars Sujay Shastry, Devaraj, Achyuth Kumar, Sapna Raj and Barkath Ali with Advaitha Gurumurthy serving as the film's cinematographer and B. Ajaneesh Loknath as the music composer. The team has released the songs Maaya Gange, Hennu Hadeyalu Beda, and Troll Song so far from the soundtrack.