Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Will HPY Prove A ‘Career Booster’ For Jr. Bachchan Like AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY Did For Sr. Bachchan?

Abhishek Bachchan is on sky nine thanks to the tremendous applause and appreciation that he is gathering for his fabulous performance as Nandu Bhide, a tapori in Farha Khan’s super hit movie HAPPY NEW YEAR. 

Ever since the movie hit the cinema hall Abhishek Bachchan is being bombarded with praise and admiration from all quarters of the society. He has become a hit among movie buffs for his hilarious performance that has taken the cinegoers by strom.

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From hard core critics to the layman people are taking to the social media to voice their praise for Abhishek Bachchan’s brilliant act. Though Shah Rukh Khan is the chief protagonist of the movie but it is Abhishek Bachchan who has taken the cake. Both the audiences and critics alike are lauding him and he is being touted as the one to watch out for in the multi starrer. 

Even the industry folks are going gaga over his incredible performance. Karan Johar ‏tweeted, "junior bachchan AB you were absolutely amazing in the film!!!! Nandu on a roll!!!!!”

The kind of applause that Abhishek Bachchan has attained in the movie is similar to what Abhishek Bachchan’s father Amitabh Bachchan had obtained for his performance in Manmohan Desai’s multi starrer AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY. Incidentally, in AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY, Amitabh Bachchan too played a similar tapori role, with tongue-in-cheek comedy. 

Another important similarity that Abhishek Bachchan shares with Amitabh Bachchan is that both HAPPY NEW YEAR and AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY are multi starrers, yet despite the ensemble of many top stars both Abhishek Bachchan shares with Amitabh Bachchan stood out in the respective movie. 

One wonders just as AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY proved a turning point in Sr.Bachchan’s career, will HAPPY NEW YEAR prove a career booster to Jr. Bachchan?

Shah Rukh, Salman And Akshay Kumar In Run For KATHTHI Bollywood Remake!

The Tamil movie KATHTHI starring Tamil Superstar Vijay and directed by AR Murugadoss, who directed Aamir Khan Starrer GHAJINI in Bollywood, is the new South movie that is being eyed by Bollywood filmmakers for its remake rights. Reports have it that Bollywood top stars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are in race to garb the lead character essayed by Vijay in the original. 

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Despite tough competition from Shah Rukh Khan’s multi starrer HAPPY NEW YEAR, KATHTHI opened in South Cinema to packed houses last week. According to trade pundits the Vijay and Samantha starrer hit the bull’s eye on day one itself as the movie became the highest grosser as it collected Rs. 36 crore in just five days in Tamil Nadu, a record not matched by even superstars like Rajinikanth nor Kamal Haasan

Besides India, KATHTHI has also set new trend at the box office collections in the International market! Reports revel that KATHTHI has grossed £40,000 during its opening days in the UK and by the end of the week, the movie collected a total of £222, 526. Thus making Vijay the numero uno star as KATHTHI suppressed the box office collection of south mega stars like Rajinikanth's SIVAJI and Ajith's ARRAMBAM. In fact Vijay has out beaten his own record as KATHTHI has broken record collection of his own movies like JILLA and THUPPAKI.

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KATHTHI is commercial potboiler with elements of action and a message exposing the corrupt system. Thus the movie is ideal for Bollywood too. Insiders from Bollywood claim the movie is apt for Salman Khan looking at his action image but some feel Akshay Kumar is ideal as he is at his peak.

What is most interesting is that Shah Rukh Khan, who till now has never shown any penchant for South remake is being wooed as filmmakers. Filmmakers believe that the movie will prove a gold mine if Shah Rukh Khan plays the lead because of his mass appeal and his star status will give a tremendous impetus to the film.