Box office set to thrill, tickle funny bone Friday
New Delhi: Cinegoers can this Friday take a pick from three movies -- horror-thriller ‘3G’ or comedies ‘Jolly LLB’ and ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’. All three reportedly have high dose of thrill and entertainment.
With Bollywood experimenting with horror genre, director duo Sheershak Anand and Shantanu Ray Chhibber have used cellphones to create fear in their forthcoming horror thriller ‘3G’.
A psychological thriller, "3G" revolves around the Phantom calls that are received by cellphone users worldwide.
These calls have no known source of origin, no numbers and cannot be traced.
The directors have played with the idea that these calls are by spirits who are trying to connect to human world!
In the film, a couple - played by Neil Nitin Mukesh, who plays Sam Arora and actress Sonal Chauhan, cast as Sheena - become victims of a series of events, when Sam buys a 3G-enabled second hand phone in Fiji Islands while holidaying there.
One night they receive a phantom call, which changes their lives forever.
The director duo say ‘3G’ is an original concept and hope that Hollywood picks it up.
"We have used the cellphone as a medium to create a kind of fear and that`s what the film is about. And it`s an original film, not copied from anywhere. Now we want Hollywood to watch our film and remake it," Chhibber said.
‘3G’ is co-produced by Sunil A. Lulla and Viki Rajani.
For those who are not very fond of horror films and prefer light-hearted dramas, they can either choose fun film ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’ or satirical comedy ‘Jolly LLB’.
‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’ (MDKM), is set against the backdrop of a loud Punjabi wedding in Chandigarh, Punjab.
Featuring actors Saqib Saleem, Rhea Chakraborty and Ram Kapoor, MDKM tells the story of a boy who sneaks his dad`s fancy new car out to impress his college friend and how all hell breaks loose when he loses it.
Made on a shoestring budget of Rs.5 crore, MDKM is directed by debutant Ashima Chibber, who earlier worked as Shimit Amin`s first assistant director on ‘Ab Tak Chappan’ and ‘Chak De! India’.
Her last project as an assistant was ‘Rockstar’.
Made under the Y-Films banner, MDKM is produced by Ashish Patil.
Ram, who plays a strict father in MDKM, says his character reminds him of his real-life father.
"My dad`s first car was a Maruti. I actually stole the car once and had an accident. It was just after a few months it had come. The movie has actually brought back my teenage memories," said the actor.
The last of the lot is ‘Jolly LLB’.
A satire on the legal system in the country, it is executed in a humorous way by director Subhash Kapoor through two important characters played by Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani.
The story follows a struggling lawyer named Jolly (Arshad), who wants to become India`s greatest lawyer, however, all of his cases seem to flop.
When he comes to Delhi in search of the star case, he gets involved with one of the most popular and expensive lawyers, Rajpal (Boman).
The film also stars Amrita Rao.
With almost 40 to 50 percent of the film shot in court, it has reportedly made on a budget of Rs.10 crore.
Recently, the Delhi High Court dismissed a plea for staying the release of the film on the ground that certain scenes in the film depict lawyers in a bad light.