The Wife: 6 Reasons Why Gurmeet Choudhary’s Horror Release Should Be On Your Watchlist

The upcoming ZEE5 original would definitely revive the audiences’ faith in the horror genre. And here are few reasons why we agree.

ZEE5 Web Desk

March 19, 2021



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5 min


The past few years have witnessed a long-ranging yet inconclusive debate about the horror genre. While some argue that horror stories have been mostly reboots or remakes, others have vibed over it as the ‘most innovative time’ for the genre. From horrid to mediocre, the horror genre has seen many ups and downs in the last decade. However, ZEE5’s upcoming original film The Wife has come as a hope for the fans of terrifying stories. Featuring Gurmeet Choudhary and Sayani Datta in the lead, the trailer of the film has gotten the viewers excited.

The film revolves around a couple who moves to a new house and are planning to have a fresh start to their married life. But their life turns haywire when a haunting spirit starts commanding the house. Fans are highly intrigued by the trailer. And they feel that the film would definitely revive their faith in the horror genre.

So, ahead of The Wife’s release, here’s taking a look at a few reasons why you should add this flick to your watchlist.

A Mystical Connection

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From the trailer and promos, we can figure the mystical connection of the story. The Wife is not a single narrative story but is layered with different plotlines and characters. And the spooky part here is the mystical land that we saw in the trailer. While the story is set in a posh city apartment, it will take us deep into the world where the roots of the spirit lie.

Breathtaking Visual Style

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While shooting a horror film, most filmmakers don’t take their colour palette or framing into consideration. They mostly go by the film’s narrative to create the atmosphere. Well, that’s not just the case with The Wife. Director Sarmad Khan has managed to capture the haunting imagery with his visual style. 

So, The Wife will not be just a narrative-oriented film but will be a visual treat for the fans. It has been shot just like a movie, not specifically a ‘horror flick’. This adds more to the story’s realism.

Fresh On-Screen Pair

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The biggest surprise for the viewers is that The Wife will feature fresh chemistry between the leads. Gurmeet Choudhary will be sharing screen space with Sayani Datta for the first time. And seeing their chemistry in the trailer, we are already loving the duo. For those unversed, Sayani is a Bengali actress and The Wife will mark her debut in Hindi Cinema.

Ominous Background Score

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A horror movie is nothing without a suitable score. Visuals alone won’t be able to create a spine-chilling atmosphere. And the trailer of The Wife has a gist of its ominous background score. This will be blended with the breathtaking visuals to add to the alarming motif in the film. 

Gurmeet Choudhary Back To Grey Shades

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Gurmeet Choudhary’s performance in the film Khamoshiyan was appreciated by the fans. And watching him in the trailer has made them recall the same. Fans are excited to see Gurmeet as a character with grey shades. While nothing more has been revealed about his character but fans have anticipated it to be full of surprises. So, that is another reason to root for The Wife.

ZEE5’s Thriller Trilogy

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Though not an official trilogy but fans are impressed with ZEE5’s library of thrillers. Hence, after the nail-biting flick Nail Polish, fans are now excited for The Wife’s release. And that would be followed by the Manoj Bajpayee starter The Silence. So, it makes for an interesting ZEE5 trilogy of three stories filled with suspense, drama, and thrills also horror in the case of The Wife.

So, these were a few reasons why you should not miss out on watching The Wife.

Meanwhile, stay tuned to ZEE5 for more interesting content and stories.

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