Premise: The teaser is set against the backdrop of Ramleela celebrations. On Dussehra, people gather to watch re-enactments of the final act of the Ramayana called Ravan Dahan i.e. the act of Ram killing Ravan.
Symbology: There are two symbolisms at play here–
1) Advay as Ram to Chandni’s Sita
The symbology is especially evident in their gestures of holding up their right palms; it’s characteristic of Ram & Sita’s resting pose.
2) Advay as Ravan, Sita’s tormentor
Like Ravan, who watches Sita through his many eyes, Advay too follows Chandni (through his eyes, and his lens), memorizing her every move.
Ravan’s heads are representative of his desires, especially for Sita. This is mirrored in Advay’s “beautiful” (the only word he utters); it underscores his attraction towards Chandni.
Other parallels: i) Ravan’s mastery of the veena & Advay’s affinity for the guitar and ii) Ravan being a Shiva devotee & Advay juxtaposed in a Shiv mandir in the previous promo.
Damsel in distress: Chandni seems to be channeling a docile young woman quite taken with Advay’s charms. Like Sita, who gets enchanted by a golden deer (Ravan in masquerade) and falls prey to Ravan’s devious plan, Chandni too drops her guard and willingly walks into Advay’s death trap.
Agni pariksha: Advay grabbing Chandni from under the burning effigy is reminiscent of Ram’s rescue of Sita from the sacrificial fire. In a certain way, Sita’s agni pariksha reunited her with Ram after a prolonged separation, rife with misunderstandings. That’s the case here too. The prospect of Chandni being in mortal danger forces Advay to let go off his resentments, transforms him into a protective, chivalrous lover and brings the two closer.
Advay’s dual personalities: The push and pull here is between the two opposing personas Advay encompasses. Is he Ram, the righteous hero who risks his life to save the woman he loves? Or is he Ravan, the unrepentant demon who’ll go to any lengths to exact revenge?