Malaal Trailer: Is Sharmin Segal and Meezaan Jaaferi’s Love Story Inspired by Tamil Film 7/G Rainbow Colony?

Sreeju Sudhakaran

It looks like Sanjay Leela Bhansali has taken the duties from Karan Johar to launch star-kids in Bollywood. His latest production, Malaal, is an intense love story that launches Sharmin Segal and Meezan Jaaferi in the industry. Sharmin Segal is Bhansali's own niece and Meezan is the son of actor and ace dancer Jaaved Jaaferi. Malaal is directed by Mangesh Hadawale, who is known for making the critically acclaimed Dekh India Circus (starring Nawzuddin Siddiqui and Tannishtha Chatterjee. Malaal Trailer: Rowdiness Meets Elegance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's New Love Story Starring Sharmin Segal and Meezan Jaaferi! 

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The makers of Malaal have released the trailer of the film which looks like an intense love story. Set in a storeyed chawl in Mumbai, Meezaan is a local ruffian who can't stand the 'outsider' family that came into his building. This leads him to clash with the feisty daughter of the house, played by Sharmin. Soon the ego clash turns into romance, as the girl tries to rein in his brooding nature and make him a better man.

Watch the trailer of Malaal here:

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Fans of Tamil Cinema will be able to quickly point out that Malaal bears some heavy influences from the 2004 film, 7G Rainbow Colony. The movie starred Sonia Aggarwal and Ravi Krishna, and was directed by Selvaraghavan (Dhanush's brother). NGK New Poster: Suriya’s Mass Hero Look Unveiled on Director Selvaraghavan’s Birthday.

7G Rainbow Colony has a similar plot as Malaal - Ravi Krishna's character is a good-for-nothing fellow, who first fights and then falls for the new girl in the colony, played by Sonia Aggarwal. The girl tries to change the ways of his life, including making him more responsible. When the girl's family find out, they elope and this leads to certain tragic consequences. Knowing SLB's penchant for tragic love stories, expecting Malaal to go by the same route.

Watch the trailer of 7G Rainbow Colony here:

7G Rainbow Colony was a huge hit that year thanks to the freshness of its premise and its music. The movie was later remade into Kannada, Odia and Bengali, before now, presumably, making it way into Bollywood. Now all we need to hear from the makers of Malaal if the Bollywood film is an official remake of the Tamil movie.