February 4, 2011 02:36:12 PM IST Abid, Glamsham Editorial
The ICC Cricket World Cup, which starts on 19th February, might be an event of epic proportions for a nation which is cricket crazy but it will have it's side effects, and the film industry is expected to be the first victim as it's the business of films which takes a hit when cricket matches are going on in full swing.
However, given the impressive line up for February, it appears that Bollywood too is prepared to take this battle head on.
YEH SAALI ZINDAGI, UTT PATAANG and 7 KHOON MAAF
The first week of February, that is 4th will see the release of two very promising films, Sudhir Mishra's Chitrangada Singh and Irfaan Khan starrer, YEH SAALI ZINDAGI and the Vinay Pathak, Mona Singh and Mahie Gill's comedy thriller, UTT PATAANG. Both the films are made for the niche audience which should patronize them and carry forward Bollywood's wining march. February 11 will witness the release of Akshay Kumar-Anushka Sharma's Nikhil Advani directed, PATIALA HOUSE. We will discuss later on in detail why we expect the film to defy all odds and emerge triumphant.
February 18 will see the release of Vishal Bhardwaj's 7 KHOON MAAF. With Priyanka Chopra already wooing the audience with her "Daaarling" song coupled with the fact that the film is a Vishal Bhardwaj product, the prospects of 7 KHOON MAAF are certainly bright. Last but not the least is Madhavan and Kangna's TANU WEDS MANU, and from the promos one can easily say that the film is a romantic comedy with a difference.
Well, let us hope that the good business that films generated in January continues even in February so that the industry which had incurred so much loss last year is able to flourish and prosper for the betterment of all concerned.