The makers of the highly awaited film Chup starring Sunny Deol, Pooja Bhatt, Dulquer Salmaan and Shreya Dhanwanthary have finally dropped the official trailer of the film. Written and directed by R Balki, this upcoming romantic psychological thriller is a homage to legendary filmmaker Guru Dutt and his 1959 classic movie Kaagaz Ke Phool.

The trailer features Sunny Deol trying to track down an unusual serial killer, someone who gives stars to people who give star ratings. Deol's character is on a mission to track down this serial killer who carves stars on the forehead of victims' bodies. His/her targets are film critics, who get a rating carved on their forehead as they are mercilessly murdered. 

The trailer itself is gory with people shown being murdered in gruesome ways mixed with moments of an eerie romance between Dulquer and Shreya. Towards the end of the trailer, Dulquer can be heard talking about Guru Dutt's movie Kaagaz Ke Phool - "His best and most personal film was trashed by the critics. He got depressed and didn't make the films after that."

In a recent interview, Dulquer said that is eagerly awaiting to see how this ‘experimental’ film will be received. He said, “When Balki sir offered me Chup, I was shocked and said, ‘Are you really thinking about me for this role?’ Because it’s something I haven’t done before. It’s not typical in any form. I think for him also, it’s an experimental film but it’s something I am very curious about. All of you will also be curious about it when it comes out."

The film was announced last year on October 10 during the death anniversary of the legendary filmmaker Guru Dutt. R Balki said that Chup is an ode to the sensitive artiste.

Check out the official trailer here: