September 18, 2009 12:40:33 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
WANTED and DIL BOLE HADIPPA
A month before the much awaited 3 way clash on Diwali, when BLUE, ALL THE BEST and MAIN AURR MRS. KHANNA will all release on the same day, there is another clash waiting to happen. Today, WANTED will come face to face with DIL BOLE HADIPPA.
- WANTED has Salman Khan. DIL BOLE HADIPPA has a much refined and improved Rani Mukherjee with the 'kameena' of the season Shahid Kapoor.
- WANTED is an out and out action film. DIL BOLE HADIPPA is about celebration, romance and sports.
- Salman has left no stone unturned to make WANTED visible at every nook and corner of the country. Rani Mukherjee has travelled all the way to Toronto to premier her film in the 'firang land'.
- WANTED took some time to reach the finishing line. DIL BOLE HADIPPA too didn't quite meet the original schedule and has seen a delayed release.
Frankly, it's difficult to choose between the two films when they hit the screens this Friday.
As a movie enthusiast, you want both the films to be good, both the films to open well, both the films to work over a long period of time as well. You also want Salman Khan to regain his lost market with back to back flops like YUUVRAAJ and GOD TUSSI GREAT HO (discounting break-even runners like HEROES and HELLO where he was in a special appearance).
On the other hand you want something similar for Rani Mukerjee too who would soon want to forget debacles that went by the name of THODA PYAAR THODA MAGIC and LAAGA CHUNARI MEIN DAAG (while discounting SAAWARIYA). Moreover, you also want Shahid Kapoor to further push his way into the top league with yet another big success.
Really, if at all there was a game of favourites, both films would get equal marks.