It is to everyone's surprise that Balaji Motion Pictures producer Ekta Kapoor unveiled two posters of the Mental Hai Kya project. The comedy had been talked about in recent weeks. It brings together on the screen Kangana Ranaut and Rajkumar Rao. They are two of the greatest talents of the current generation who had rubbed shoulders on the sets of Queen. And these first two posters do not disappoint! First Kangana Ranaut takes us against the foot.
The actress surprises us with an improbable grimace and short cut hair! She is more often used to the tragic register or the complex roles. Even in more "light" films like Queen or Tanu Weds Manu Returns her characters always have painful nuances. She has a new look, new expressions and a character that looks great in color. For his part, Rajkumar Rao is in irreverence with two majors proudly pointed and eyes drawn on his nails.
These two characters posters seem to announce us a crazy comedy that will not do in the half measure. And for two talents who regularly surpass themselves in a more serious and dark auteur cinema, the change of genre may be a breath of fresh air!
The film is directed by Prakash Kovelamudi, a Telugu filmmaker who won a National Award for his film Bommalattam in 2004. More recently, the director released the Tamil film Size Zero with Anushka Shetty. It was a satirical comedy denouncing weight discrimination, especially in women. So we know that at the controls of Mental Hai Kya is a real filmmaker with a vision and not a Yes Man who will deliver a command product without a soul.
On this point, there is already something to be reassured! Screenwriter Kanika Dhillon who wrote the film says that Mental Hai Kya is going to celebrate different and weird people. We cannot wait to see that! The posters have already managed to arouse a real interest and the desire to know more about the project. It will be necessary to wait a long time since they only served to formalize the beginning of the shooting.
In other words, the comedy will not see the theatres before at least the end of the year, if not next year. In the meantime, we will be able to discover Kangana Ranaut in the ambitious historical film Manikarnika. It promises to be both risky and potentially grandiose. As usual, Rajkumar Rao will juggle many projects this year again but we can highlight the most interesting. It includes the controversial political drama Omerta directed by Hansal Mehta that received an excellent reception in the festivals.