The Girl on the Train is a 2015 psychological thriller novel by British author Paula Hawkins that gives narratives from three different women about relationship troubles and binge drinking. The novel debuted in the number one spot on The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list and remained in the top position for 13 consecutive weeks. Of course, with a success like that, Hollywood didn’t hesitate much to work on a film adaptation. So The Girl on the Train (2016) appeared. Directed by Tate Taylor (Ma (2019), Ava (2020) ) and starring Emily Blunt (The Wolfman (2010), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Looper (2012), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), A Quiet Place (2018)), the movie was nominated for the BAFTA Film Award in the Best Leading Actress category besides achieving several other nominations and wins.
Bollywood, being one of the most prolific film industries of the world, got the eye on the novel and started to work on its own adaptation. So, now, the Indian version of The Girl on the Train (2021) is coming. The story follows a recent divorcee who spends her daily commute fantasizing about a seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes daily, but something shocking happens there one day.
The movie has been directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, responsible for psychological thrillers Michael (2011) and Three (2016), and the adventure TV series Bard of Blood (2019– ). He has also co-writer of the screenplay together with his frequent collaborator and second unit director Viddesh Malandkar, with additional dialogs by Abhijeet Khuman and Gaurav Shukla (creators of thriller TV series Asur: Welcome to Your Dark Side (2020– )).
Parineeti Chopra, one of the most popular Hindi film performers having appeared in thrillers Ishaqzaade (2012) and Kill Dil (2014), besides lots of the typical Bollywood-style comedies and dramas, is the star in The Girl on the Train (2021). Together with her, Aditi Rao Hydari, Kirti Kulhari, Hiten Patel, Avinash Tiwary, Nisha Aaliya, Lee Nicholas Harris, Natasha Benton, Sammy Jonas Heaney, and Persephone Hulewicz also star.
Netflix has the worldwide distribution rights for The Girl on the Train (2021) and it has scheduled it for a release on February 26, 2021. Here you can watch its official trailer.