August 10, 2010 05:34:33 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
It will be a battle at the box office this Friday as THE EXPENDABLES take on Aamir Khan's PEEPLI [LIVE]. While one is a hardcore action flick, the other is a satire.
Directed by Sylvester Stallone, THE EXPENDABLES has a huge line up of stars consisting of Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews and Jet Li amongst others.
PEEPLI LIVE and THE EXPENDABLES
It is a hard-hitting action/thriller about a group of mercenaries (led by Sylvester Stallone) hired to infiltrate a South American country and overthrow its ruthless dictator (David Zayas).
It has been noticed in the past that foreign action films have been a good draw in India. Hence, the expectations are high from THE EXPENDABLES.
Meanwhile, directed by debutante Anusha Rizvi, [PEEPLI LIVE] is a satire on farmers' suicides and the subsequent media and political response in the country. The film doesn't boast of any big Bollywood names. But it's being produced by Aamir Khan, who certainly brings in a lot of credibility with him. The innovative promos of the film have got a stamp of approval from the audience.
Apart from PEEPLI [LIVE], HELP starring Bobby Deol and Mugdha Godse. Will Friday the 13th prove lucky for all the films or will we have a clear winner? Only time will tell.