2007 was a landmark year for Vinay Pathak as he started off the year with a bang (BHEJA FRY) and went on to be seen in two solid acts MANORAMA SIX FEET UNDER and JOHNNY GADDAAR. KHOYA KHOYA CHAND and AAJA NACHLE saw him in a different light and though there weren't any questions around his performances, the box office failure of the two films didn't help his excellent run.
MITHYA which released early this year was a success but Vinay Pathak's fans were left asking for more since his character didn't have much space in the film. VIA DARJEELING followed but horrific promotion and an average product meant that the film struggled to survive beyond a week.
However, Vinay Pathak's fans and followers have a lot to cheer about since not just he would be seen in quite a few movies in the coming months, he would also be leading the show from the front in number of them. Three such films are DASVIDANIYA, SRK and RAAT GAYI BAAT GAYI where he plays the central protagonist. His leading ladies in these films are Neha Dhupia, Rituparna Sengupta and Anu Menon. Each of these films is expected to release in the last quarter of 2008.
Beyond the lead roles that Vinay Pathak is playing, he is continuing to be bagging some notable character roles as well. In Aditya Chopra's RAB NE BANA DI JODI, he has a strong supporting character to enact while he also features in one of the short stories of MUMBAI CUTTING which is waiting for the right timing for a theatrical release.
With as many as 5 movies lined up for release in quick time, Vinay Pathak film festival is certainly going to entertain audience for months at stretch.