Shah Rukh Khan’s fake accent to use of de-ageing tech: Why ‘Dunki’ appears to be doomed
The recent release of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film ‘Dunki’ trailer disappointed fans, with SRK’s forced Punjabi accent being a noticeable flaw. Despite his renowned acting skills and background in theatre, the trailer fell short of engaging the audience, possibly due to a compromise on authenticity to appeal to a broader audience.
Another technical mistake in the trailer is the usage of the Indian railway locomotive WDP4D along with LHB coaches when SRK says in voice-over that he landed in Laltu in 1995. However, the WDP4D class of locomotives were launched in June 2001 and the first LHB coach was introduced in the Indian Railways network in December 2003.
The comical elements in the trailer too are a letdown as they fail to tickle the funny bone be it the English coaching sequence or the dialogue exchange between the characters who are there to bring the comic relief.
Actress Taapsee Pannu’s performance seems monotonous as she banks upon her signature expressions further alienating the audience from the trailer.
However, the last straw is the de-ageing done on SRK’s character. While it worked in ‘Jawan’, here it seems to have missed it by miles.
Such an underwhelming trailer poses the strong possibility for the film to receive a cold response at the box office more so when the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer ‘Animal’ is roaring high.
(With IANS inputs)