With the month of January 2008 being dominated by the likes of medium/small budget films like BOMBAY TO BANGKOK, MY NAME IS ANTHONY GONSALVES and RAAMA RAMA KYA HAI DRAMAAA, two films which are distinctly standing out are HALLA BOL and SUNDAY. And guess what's the common factor between the two films? It is Ajay Devgan!
Though HALLA BOL and SUNDAY are releasing on 11th January and 25th January respectively, hence arriving at a gap of barely a fortnight, even Ajay Devgan would have never planned for such a strategy. To begin with, HALLA BOL was supposed to release in the middle of 2007 and was later pushed to later months. While waiting for an opportune time for the film to be pitched in the market, it seemed judicious for it's makers to move it all the way to 2008, hence closing on 11th January as the D-day.
Meanwhile SUNDAY is a film which was shot in the middle of last year and has been completed in quick time to find a 25th January release. Even this date has been announced by chance rather than choice since the film was originally slated for 1st January release. Because JODHAA AKBAR got postponed from its original 25th January release, hence leaving the slot vacant for a film to arrive, SUNDAY grabbed the opportunity with both hands and announced its claim over the open weekend.
If one goes back in history, even 2006 saw a similar feat for Ajay Devgan when his OMKARA and GOLMAAL arrived within a fortnight of each other in the month of July.