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Dunki trailer: Shah Rukh Khan goes back to the future as an old man on a mission

Dunki, Rajkumar Hirani's maiden collaboration with Shah Rukh Khan, is slated to release in cinemas on December 21 on the occasion of Christmas.

After the release of the teaser and the two songs, the trailer of Dunki was unveiled as Drop marks the maiden collaboration between Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani.

What's in the trailer?

The trailer of Dunki begins with Shah Rukh Khan's titular character Hardy revealing his face as he stands on the edge of a compartment door of a moving train. He establishes the setting: 1995 in a village called Laltu. He introduces his friends, including Sukhi (Vicky Kaushal), who struggles with learning English, and Mannu (Taapsee Pannu), who is always ready to defend Hardy when he's mocked for his bad English. He refers to her as his " girl wali friend."

Boman Irani is introduced as their English teacher who promises to train them enough so that they can qualify to live abroad. Vicky and Shahrukh's characters are seen justifying their will to relocate overseas without knowing their language by claiming that even the British ruled India for a century without knowing Hindi.

Hardy and his friends are then seen crossing the border, risking multiple perils. He's even seen wielding a gun at one of the attackers. But the biggest reveal in the trailer comes when Shah Rukh Khan reveals his appearance as an old man 25 years later. Wearing a yellow and blue striped shirt and sporting a grey beard, Hardy is seen participating in a race. This is Shahrukh's second character as an old man after Vikram Rathore in Atlee's Jawan earlier this year.

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About Dunki

Dunki is touted as a " heart-warming tale of four friends and their quest to reach foreign shores, it charts the arduous but transformative journey they are about to take to achieve their dreams."

Drawn from real-life experiences, Dunki is a saga of love and friendship that brings together these wildly disparate stories and provides hilarious and heart-breaking answers.

Dunki is Shahrukh's third film of the year. Earlier this year, he entertained audiences with his action-packed roles in Pathaan and Jawan.

Produced by Shah Rukh Khan and wife Gauri Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment, Jio Studios, and Rajkumar Hirani Films, Dunki is slated to release in cinemas on December 21 on the occasion of Christmas.

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