Netflix Shows a World Obsessed with Purity in its Next, Leila
Netflix has unveiled the trailer for its most awaited series, Leila, a dystopian drama directed by the remarkable Deepa Mehta.
Starring Huma Qureshi in the lead, the trailer shows a society, Aryavarta, constructed around an obsession with purity, communal and divisive societal dramas and grit. You are not allowed to have any relations with anyone outside of your caste, and if you do the results will be dire. Shalini commits this mistake by marrying a guy outside of the set boundaries, and pays for it when her daughter, Leila, is snatched away from her, for bring a mishrit (mixed). As she goes through the purity rituals, she is determined to find her daughter, unveiling the ugly secrets of the totalitarian rule.
Apart from Huma Qureshi, the series features to Siddharth, Arif Zakaria, Seema Biswas, Rahul Khanna, Sanjay Suri, Akash Khurana, Ashwath Bhatt, and Anupam Bhattacharya, among others. Shanker Raman and Pawan Kumar will be co-directing the 6-episode series along with Mehta.
Based on the novel of the same name by Prayaag Akbar, Leila will premiere on Netflix on 14 June.
Watch The Trailer Here:
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