Dev Patel is not your usual wedding guest, but then Radhika Apte is not the docile bride either. Watch the trailer of The Wedding Guest.
Author: Tribe Desk |
February 2nd 2019
Wedding guests in South Asia usually have a simple job. Attend the barrage of functions over 7 - 10 days as if they are your best friends, drink too much, give a gift of a value that can be returned by the bride's family as a 'shagun' (unless you are actually close family, then you give a gift you can't afford), wish the bride and groom a happy life and many babies, and subsequently leave forgetting both their names.
But Jay (Dev Patel) is The Wedding Guest gone rogue. British Pakistani Jay arrives at Sameera's (Radhika Apte) wedding in a village in Pakistan. And he decides to kidnap the bride on gunpoint. Only she seems to get on board with the idea very quickly. Why? Watch the film to find out. The trailer shows Jay and his hostage on the run across the border into New Delhi—as all the while attractions simmer, loyalties shift, and secrets are revealed. (And Radhika Apte with an accent that does not belong to a village girl.) Watch it here.
Written and directed by Michael Winterbottom, whose films A Mighty Heart, 24-Hour Party People, and Wonderland, all premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, The Wedding Guest premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018. IFC Films releases it in American theaters on March 1. Let's see when it makes it to India.