Which movie will you watch this weekend?
Finally, the ticket windows will have the entry of new films. Since Tiger Zinda Hai happened, box office has only counted the monies the Salman Khan movie collected. It has already become his second highest grossing film and the fifth film to attain Rs 300 crore in its runtime. It needs to be seen where it goes from here. But since theatres can’t just have a Tiger in it, it will soon have a crazy man about to die, a desi boxer out to prove himself against all odds and some ghostly beings. After a week of no worthwhile release, here comes three to whet your appetite. There’s Saif Ali Khan’s first feature of 2018 Kaalakaandi, which looks pretty ‘high’ on craziness, then Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz which explores the boxing circus at the hinterland and a return of a horror series. Are they worth it? Well, our bets are on Kaalakaandi of course, because it’s unlike anything that we have seen before. But before you take a call, here’s a bit more about the films.
Director: Akshat Verma
Star cast: Saif Ali Khan, Sobhita Dhulipala, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Isha Talwar, Akshay Oberoi
Synopsis: Saif has only a few days to live and thus, he decides to do everything his wishes to, no matter how crazy they are. But do things go according to his plan?
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Star cast: Vineet Kumar Singh, Jimmy Sheirgill, Zoya Hussain
Synopsis: A boxer belonging to a lower caste decides to prove his mettle in the boxing ring. He is strong but his opposition is powerful.
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Star cast: Karan Kundra, Zareen Khan
Synopsis: When future threatens to ruin you, what do you do? You try to conserve, preserve and hide your past. That’s what this couple in the film is doing. Will they succeed?
These three releases have begun this year’s presence at the box office. It will be interesting to see how they fare because it will set the tune for the entire year.