Feb 11, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): It goes without saying that ‘My Name Is Khan’ seems to be an undisputable winner this time. Abhishek Chaubey’s directorial debut ‘Ishqiya’ is definitely ruling the roost but MNIK will definitely shake its position. Other than these two movies, ‘3 Idiots’ is still celebrating its much-deserved success. ‘Rann’ and ‘Veer’ are trying their best by riding on the shoulders of Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan respectively where ‘Striker’ released last week has sunk without a trace.
Nonetheless, let’s take a sneak-peek at this week’s other releases other than MNIK, which is creating waves all over. But first MNIK definitely deserves a mention.
My Name Is Khan: My Name Is Khan will have the widest release ever for a Bollywood film in the international markets. The biggest pull of MNIK is the comeback of Bollywood’s most sought after and celebrated on-screen couple SRK-Kajol. What does a movie need- an amazing storyteller Karan Johar and ultra-stupendous pairing of SRK-Kajol is more than enough for cine-goers to enjoy larger than life entertainment.
Pyaar Kaa Fundaa: Clearly a film that seems to be a forthcoming debacle. With no big stars to boast off and no known names, the film has taken a hit even before the release. With names like Yugbodh Garewal, Surbhi Shukla who are in the lead roles under the direction of?Monazir Hasan, the entire cast might have as well come from Timbuktu, as none of them ring a bell. Now the question remains will Shakti Kapoor, Kiran Kumar and Reema Lagoo make any difference. Alas! We don’t think so, as poor promotions have added to the disdain. Nonetheless, let the makers try their luck.
Sukhmani: Boasts of veterans Gurdas Mann, Juhi Chawla, Divya Dutta and Anoop Soni, which are likely to attract the cine-goers. Sukhmani has a fair chance but again poor promotions have left the movie in a not very comfortable position. Strong word of mouth publicity if the movie is good may prove fruitful.
Overall, the chances of MNIK are strong as the Shiv Sena controversy is giving it a strong recall value apart from the big banner and bigger star cast. Looks like this week the major slice of box-office would definitely go to ‘My Name Is Khan’.
-Esha Razdan/ Sampurn Wire