September 30, 2008

‘Drona’ vs ‘Kidnap’: The Race Begins?

Upcoming Bollywood movies, ‘Kidnap’ and ‘Drona’ go head to head during Eid festival. The two big budget films involving big names will hit the screens before the Eid vacation starts in India. So, both the films will have about four days vacation to bring the moviegoers to the cinema halls.

During the festival season in India, big budget, multi starrer movies get involved in a race. Last year, Saawariya, and Om Shanti Om involved in a tussle during Diwali festival in India. This time, Imran Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Minisha Lamba starrer Kidnap will take on Abhishek Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra starrer Drona.

Both the movies are important for their directors and the protagonists. Drona is the second directorial of Goldie Behl after his directorial debut Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai in 2001. So, director Goldie Behl’s career prospect as a film director now largely depends on this big budget supernatural movie. Moreover, the movie is also very crucial for actor Abhishek Bachchan who could not churn out a big hit since 2007 hit Gugu. Since Guru, Abhishek Bachchan starrer big banner movies also fell at the box office. Yash Raj Films’ ‘Jhoom Barabar Jhoom’ and ‘Laaga Chunari Mein Daag’ failed to rock the box office, while ‘Sarkar Raj’ saw average success. So, a big hit has been due from Abhishek Bachchan who plays a superhero role in the movie Drona. The character Abhishek Bachchan plays in the movie tries to save the world from an evil magician (played by Kay Kay Menon). The movie involves a number of action stunts and special effects. Priyanka Chopra and Jaya Bachchan also play two important roles in the movie.

‘Dhoom’ and ‘Dhoom 2’ fame director Sanjay Gadhvi has to give a stern test with his upcoming Eid flick Kidnap. In fact, this is his first project outside Yash Raj Films. Having seen extensive success with ‘Dhoom’ and ‘Dhoom 2’, Sanjay Gadhvi is now keen to produce another chartbuster for the Bollywood moviegoers.

Most importantly, Bollywood’s new heart throb Imran Khan will find the movie crucial for his rising career. The actor impressed all with his goodie, down-to-earth, soft image in his debut movie ‘Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na’ which did very well at the box office. Imran Khan himself also received much accolades for his sensual performance in the movie. However, in Kidnap, Imran Khan deals with a different role which is very much opposite to the one he played in his debut movie. In Kidnap, the actor plays a character who kidnaps a girl (played by Minisha Lamba) due to his old foe with her father. So, Imran Khan turns out to a kidnaper in the second movie after doing a soft-hearted role in hid debut film. Bollywood fans are eagerly waiting to see Imran Khan in a new look. Now, question is that if Imran Khan will be able to bring out success with his new angry-man avatar too. Time will answer it. The movie also stars Sanjay Dutt who plays the role of the girl and Vidya Malvade who will be seen in the role of the girl’s mother.

Drona will hit the screen on 2nd October, just the day after Kidnap gets released. Bollywood fans are eagerly waiting for the two much-awaited movies. Both the movies have huge potential in terms of success in the box office. Now, let us see how Bollywood fans react to ‘Drona’ and ‘Kidnap’ once the movies get released world wide.

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