June 28, 2010 12:56:23 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
BENNY and BABLOO
Now this one has truly turned out to be a huge surprise. Known for his intense acts during last one decade, courtesy his roles in films like BLACK FRIDAY, GULAAL, SHAURYA, STRANGERS, MUMBAI MERI JAAN, LIFE IN A METRO, CORPORATE and SARKAR to name a few, Kay Kay Menon hasn't really let himself loose in front of the camera. Ok, so there has been an occasional HONEYMOON TRAVELS PVT. LTD, where he has worn his comic avtar. However, box office non-performance of films like AAGEY SE RIGHT, MAAN GAYE MUGHAL-E-AZAM and SANKAT CITY has clearly indicated that Kay Kay has tasted success more when he shows the serious side of his persona.
This is why it comes across as a surprise to see him getting full throttle into comedy by doing a film with none other than Rajpal Yadav as the other leading man. Titled BENNY AND BABLOO, this comic film wasn't really in news during its making. However, it's release announcement has just comes in, hence making many in the industry stand up and notice the transition that Kay Kay has made.
What also strikes is the fact that the film marks the debut of Yunus Sajawal as the director. The man who has written for the comedies like GOLMAAL 3, GOLMAAL RETURNS, ALL THE BEST, LIFE PARTNER, JODI NO. 1 and HASEENA MAAN JAYEGI has been in the industry for more than 15 years now. However, it is with BENNY AND BABLOO that Sajawal is holding the mega phone for the first time.
With Kay Kay playing the role of Benny and Rajpal being seen as Babloo, BENNY AND BABLOO is aiming for release this August. Produced by Umesh Chouhan who has earlier made Manisha Koirala starrer CHAHAT - EK NASHA, the film features Riya Sen, Shweta Tiwari and Rukhsar as the leading ladies.