My take on the releases tomorrow
FORCE: The most hyped film of the lot. It marks the entry of John Abraham in the action genre, on the lines of Salman and Ajay. A remake of Tamil film Kaakha Kaakha, Force is produced by Vipul Shah and directed by Nishikant Kamat, director of Mumbai Meri Jaan. Force also marks the return of Genelia after almost 18 months. Songs are okay but promos have been damn impressive. Film promises to showcase pure, real and raw action. The villain, debutant Vidyut Jammwal, seems promising. Sadly, the film hasn’t created excitement. Hence, opening isn’t expected be strong. Vipul’s last 3 films (London Dreams, Action Replayy, Kucch Luv Jaisaa) were flops. John’s solo lead films never succeeded. Genelia’s career hasn’t been great after Jaane Tu. Hence, the success of Force is extremely crucial for them.
HUM TUM SHABANA: The film seems fresh and lively – no two opinions on that. It’s directed by Sagar Ballary and this is his 3rd release in 2011 after Kaccha Limboo and Bheja Fry 2. Starring Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Minissha Lamba, Pia Trivedi and Satish Kaushik, the film is a comic caper but promises to be hatke from other comedies. Songs have been loved. Opening won’t be great but movie can grow if word of mouth is positive!
SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER: It’s a Tigmanshu Dhulia film, director of well-made films like Haasil, Charas and Shagird. The film stars Jimmy Shergill, Randeep Hooda and Mahie Gill. From the promos, it seems like Mahie’s skin show is forced to attract the viewers to theatres. Songs are terrific but sadly, makers have promoted only Jugni song and not the rest. Hype is low and it’s imperative that the film gets good response to sail through.
TERE MERE PHERE: Shot in Himalayas, this is the first film to have done a ‘digital recce’ using Google Earth, without physically going to the site. It stars Vinay Pathak, Riya Sen, Sasha Goradia and Jagrat Desai and is directed by Ketan Mehta’s wife Deepa Sahi. The film is a comic take on marital discords and promos have promised tons of entertainment. But lack of buzz and stiff competition would prove detrimental. And as said by @Faridoon in his SMS review, Vinay has a guest appearance in the film. Hence, promos have been misleading.
CHARGESHEET: What are you doing Devsaab, is all I can say after watching the film’s promos. After delivering duds like Censor, Love At Times Square and Mr Prime Minister, Dev Anand is back with Chargesheet which again sees him as director and leading actor. Promos are laughable and except few Dev Anand fans, none have any intention to see the film. Although it’s great to see a man in his late 80s still having passion and zeal for making films, it’s high time he realizes that such kind of cinema doesn’t work.
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