March 17, 2010 02:00:58 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
RIGHT YAAA WRONG and HIDE N SEEK
The weekend gone by saw the release of RIGHT YAAA WRONG, HIDE & SEEK, NA GHAR KE NA GHAT KE, SWAHA and TRUMP CARD. Since none of these managed even a face saving initial, one wonders if the 'evil of IPL' (at least from Bollywood's point of view) has already started showing its ugly face?
For a movie like RIGHT YAAA WRONG, this was perhaps the best time to arrive since it was stuck for long and was searching for a window. With a star cast that boasts of the likes of Sunny Deol, Irrfan Khan and Konkona Sen Sharma, there was always a chance of something good in the offering. The film did indeed turn out to be quite good and saw out and out positive reviews coming its way. Still, the box office opening told a different story.
HIDE & SEEK must be wondering though if it has found itself amidst too much of crowd since it was ready for quite some time now. However, the film's director Shawn Arranha is positive that his horror thriller will see good footfalls coming its way despite the onset of cricket season. "IPL is a sport and a game for everyone to enjoy. Similarly my movie is also meant to entertain people. I know for sure that there will be audience for both of them."
Similar confidence can be sensed in the way Rahul Aggarwal made his debut as an actor, director and producer with small budgeted NA GHAR KE NA GHAT KE. Aided with decent promotion, this film which has actors like Om Puri, Paresh Rawal and Ravi Kissen adding to the 'star value', is arrived at a time when it had to find place for itself between four other releases.
Though it may still fetch some eyeballs in the interiors and single screen audience, one wonders whether the makers of SWAHA and TRUMP CARD come with similar aspirations. Coming out of nowhere, these films do remind of the last year's IPL season (coupled with producer's v/s multiplex standoff) where insignificant releases like these came in horde. No wonder, the outcome wasn't any different.