Friday the 13th will see Vistaar Religare's second release THE STONEMAN MURDERS against Red Chilies BILLU BARBER. Recent Bollywood history is proof enough that that when a small budget film with a good content releases against a big budget film, the latter invariable fails to impress the audience while the ''smaller'' movie ends up laughing all the way to the bank! The case of LOVE STORY 2050 vs the much smaller JAANE TU YA JAANE NA is fresh in everyone's mind.
The trend of small movies with strong concept raking in the moolah as well as the critical acclaim seems to be on the rise - take the case of OYE LUCKY LUCKY OYE, WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR, A WEDNESDAY and the latest DEV D that were all considered small till their release day - but the box office proved everyone wrong yet again!
The makers of THE STONEMAN MURDERS have the same feeling about their movie, which is why they have no hesitation in going up against the marketing blitzkrieg of BILLU BARBER.
''Our film THE STONEMAN MURDERS is a strong product that will not only entertain the audience but also reveal the cover-up of the serial killings. We need not be scared of Shahrukh Khan's film because both are of different genres and we are sure both film will find its own place and shine at Box Office.'' says producer Sheetal Talwar, MD of Vistaar Religare. She continues ''In any case BILLU BARBER is an Irrfan Khan film and ours is a Kay Kay Menon film. Both are very good actors and it should be a tough fight''.