My views on GOW2; ‘unfair treatment’ to From Sydney With Love
WILL GANGS OF WASSEYPUR 2 SUCCESSFULLY BATTLE ALL OBSTACLES?
It was a known fact that Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 would release in few months after the release of Part 1. However, no one expected it to come during Eid and that too just 7 days before the monstrous Ek Tha Tiger! Will this be a fair decision on the part of the makers?
Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 in many ways is safe too. Gangs Of Wasseypur 1 was incomplete, had too many characters, boasted of a documentary-feel and covered 50 years. Part 2, on the other hand, focuses on the 5 years of the characters and as Anurag Kashyap claimed, is ten times more entertaining than first part! Moreover, all but two characters are introduced. And if part 1, inspite of so many odds, can succeed, then why not Part 2? The trailer of Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 is brilliant to say the least and what is noteworthy is that Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the protagonist and features on the posters, in the promos and everywhere else. People like Nawaz are actors but not stars and rarely get a chance to experience something like this. Hats off to the makers! The ‘permission’ scene of part 1 was legendary and part 2 too consists of several such scenes between Nawazuddin and Huma, which would be a treat to watch. The filmyness of the characters is carried forward in part 2 as well with the new characters – Perpendicular and Definite – too being Bollywood fans! Songs, as expected, are too good with Dil Chi Cha Ledar becoming a theme for the second part! The song is surprisingly sung by a 12-year-old who croons in local trains!
Promotion has been so far great but the question remains – will audience throng to watch Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 in hordes like they did for Gangs Of Wasseypur 1? Moreover, will it be able to accumulate profits within 7 days, since that would be difficult to do so after the release of Ek Tha Tiger? Let’s hope for the best!
P.S.: Select multiplexes are going to screen both part 1 as well part 2 together. That would be interesting and would love to see it! Would you?
FROM SYDNEY WITH LOVE FAILS TO RELEASE ON 3RD!
In my previous Bollywood Talk, I had mentioned about From Sydney With Love, directed-produced-written and acted by Prateek, grandson of Pramod Chakravorty, who gave hits like Love In Tokyo, Ziddi and Akshay Kumar’s first film Deedaar as well. The film however, failed, to hit screens on the scheduled date. Too many films were to release on the said date (Aug 3) and the multiplexes offered them few and limited time slots. Prateek and team felt that it was better to postpone rather than release in such a manner.
Prateek had its reasons. From Sydney With Love’s budget (including P&A) is Rs 22 crore! Hence, he wants multiplexes to give it a release like any other biggie or medium-scale film so that recovery is possible. But the problem is that the film generated a buzz but isn’t sufficient that it would do 20-25 crore business. Hence, having 5-6 shows too won’t help.
The makers should have not spent so much in the first place. They are now planning to hit screens on Aug 24 or 31. That too won’t change things as Ek Tha Tiger, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi and Joker would be running nationwide then and yet again, it won’t get sufficient number of shows. Today’s audience and multiplexes has become a bit more receptive towards films made by fresh, young talent but the makers too need to ensure that their budgets are in place.