New Delhi, Dec 10 (Calcutta Tube) Comedy will be the box offce flavour this week – young actors Anushka Sharma-Ranveer Singh are set to battle it out with veterans Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt with fun films ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ and ‘No Problem’ respectively. Both films are releasing Friday.
Also lined up for release on the same day is Vinay Shukla’s ‘Mirch’, about women’s sexuality.
Produced and distributed by Yash Raj Films, ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ is a romantic comedy set in the backdrop of wedding planning. It is directed by debuntant Maneesh Sharma.
Shruti Kakker (Anushka), a graduate from Delhi University, is a no-nonsense girl from middle class household. She is focussed and ambitious in life and her goals are well planned.
Bitoo Singh (Ranveer), also from the same university, has no real aim in life. He whiles away his time having fun with friends. Fate brings the two of them together and they become partners in wedding planning business. Before setting up the venture, they make a rule – Don’t Mix Work With Pleasure.
Both start their tumultuous journey together and go through various ups and downs of the business only to fall in love at the end.
Filmmaker Anees Bazmee is also set to take audiences on a laughter ride with ‘No Problem’. Produced by Anil Kapoor under his banner Anil Kapoor Films Company, the film stars him along with Sanjay, Akshaye Khanna, Sushmita Sen, Paresh Rawal, Kangana Ranaut, Neetu Chandra and Suniel Shetty.
Bazmee has woven love, robbery, murder in the plot to make it an interesting watch. While Anil will be seen as a cop and Sushmita as his better half.
Bazmee isn’t happy with the box office clash.
‘It’s never advisable to bring two big films on the same day. If anyone, they should move because we locked in the date first. But I think Yash Raj is superstitious about the second week of December because their ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ released during the same week in 2008 and was a hit,’ he said.
Director Vinay Shukla returns to to big screen with ‘Mirch’, a film dealing with gender equality and women’s sexuality. It stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Raima Sen, Boman Irani, Shreyas Talpade, Arunoday Singh of ‘Aisha’ fame, Shahana Goswami and others.
Based on a story from the Panchatantra where a woman is caught red handed with her lover by her husband and yet manages to escape scot-free, the script goes through various versions of modern times.