Starring Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra, the trailer for HIT – The First Case has been released. The two and a half minute trailer features Rajkummar as the top cop on the Homicide Intervention Team who is given the case of a missing girl. The investigation pushes him over the edge as he finds himself dealing with his traumatic past.
Viewers are also introduced to Sanya’s Neha, who is shown to be Raj’s love interest, but eventually disappears. The film is billed as an investigative drama, which also stars Dalip Tahil, Milind Gunaji, Shilpa Shukla, and Sanjay Narvekar.
The film is based on the Telugu film of the same name, starring Vishwak Sen and Ruhani Sharma. HIT has been directed by Sailesh Kolanu, who also directed the Telugu original.
Speaking about his role, Rao had previously said in a statement: “It’s an engaging story, relevant in today’s environment. As an actor, I’m always looking to play characters that I haven’t explored, and HIT gives me the opportunity to do so. I am really looking forward to embarking on this journey with Sailesh and Dil Raju.”
Director Sailesh previously said, “HIT’s first case tells the story of a police officer who is constantly waging a battle with his past and present. So he’s a troublesome character. He wanted to cast someone who could bring that darkness to the role and still get the audience behind him with a mature performance. I felt that Raj can evoke that kind of response. I have been following Rajkummar’s work ever since I saw Shaitaan. He is a great actor and has managed to surprise us every time with his performances. I am very excited to work with him.”
Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Dil Raju, Krishan Kumar and Kuldeep Rathore, HIT opens in theaters on July 15.