December 8, 2010 04:34:31 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Abhishek Bachchan would indeed be in a dilemma. He turned over the top and became violent in RAAVAN but neither his act nor the film was accepted by the audience. Now in KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SEY, he has done just the opposite by going subtle and under stated as a revolutionary. Still, the film didn't see much footfalls despite generally good reviews coming its way for both content as well as performances.
So what went wrong? Was it Abhishek Bachchan's lack of stardom? Not really. Because if that was the case then no actor in the history of cinema would have seen a rise up in the ladder after delivering 3-4 flops. However, many actors have found themselves back in limelight if the choice of subject and director. In that aspect, Abhishek did well by pairing up with Ashutosh Gowariker.
Abhishek is a good actor. That doesn't need further reaffirmation, especially after efforts like GURU, SARKAR, PAA, DELHI 6, DOSTANA and many others in recent times where he has seen good audience as well as well as critical response coming his way for performance. However, box office has shown a different picture and that could be due to multiple reasons. Post the release of a film, it is quite easy to actually pin point on what went wrong, what could possibly have been right and what could perhaps make sense in future.
However, the situation that Abhishek finds himself currently in is that despite a good effort to show in KHELEIN HUM JEE JAAN SE, it would go largely unnoticed due to the film failing at the box office. Of course one could well speculate the state of dilemma that Abbhishek may be in currently. Or may be he is not since he has films like GAME, DUM MARO DUM, PLAYERS and DEPARTMENT lined up.
Rest assured, one can well cast on stone that he can't be written off yet. He may be down now but he isn't going away anywhere. One never knows, in next couple of years, he could well throw a surprise or two.