The one-minute teaser released on 10 November showing Kartik Aaryan holding forth on professional ethics, as part of the promotion for his strongly-appealing forthcoming Netflix flick Dhamaka, is strong on rhetorics and not annoyingly preachy for even a second.
As Arjun Pathak the star news-anchor willing to go to any lengths to get that big scoop, Kartik gets into the most complex character of his career so far.
Says director Ram Madhvani, “The layers of moral ambivalence which the character needed are projected in Kartik Aaryan’s performance.”
When Kartik Aaryan asks in the minute-long teaser, “How low are you willing to fall to go up in life?” it is a question addressed not only to journalistic ethics but to all walks of life. How low are we willing to stoop to conquer?
The beauty of being a star is you can play anything, and yet convey that essential universality of thought and action needed to make a character representative of life in general.
Ram Madhvani who has done two remarkable back-to-back adaptations from foreign sources , one featuring Sushmita Sen(Aarya adapted from the Dutch drama Penoza) and the other featuring Kartik Aaryan (Dhamaka adapted from the Korean film The Terror Live) feels his two lead actors have taken their characters to another level where the original actors have not been.