Mumbai: Nowadays, small is big at the box office. After san stars medium budget `Gangs Of Wasseypur` set the cash registers ringing last week, the ticket window is gearing up for a string of small budget movies - `Maximum`, `Dal Mein Kuch Kaala Hai` and `3 Bachelors` - coming out Friday to woo movie buffs.
"Gangs Of Wasseypur", inspired by a real life story, is a crime thriller. Director Kabeer Kaushik`s "Maximum", featuring actors Sonu Sood, Naseeruddin Shah, Neha Dhupia, Amit Sadh, Arya Babbar, Anjana Sukhani and Vinay Pathak is also from the same genre.
The story of the film goes back to 2003 in Mumbai where a war against the underworld had been declared. And the responsibility was on two chosen officers - Pratap Pandit (Sonu) and Arun Inaamdar (Naseer), the shoot-out specialists.
Both are equally ruthless. Their motive is maximum control. But they are not alone in this game. There are other players. Moving at every level, they take the drama through a complex interplay of politics, land deals, fake shootouts and dirty money.
The story moves through five long years and ends on a railway platform.
The item number "Aa ante amalapuram" is already popular.
The other two films will - "3 Bacheors" and "Dal Me Kuch Kala Hai" - will lighten up the mood as they are comedies.
"Daal Mein...", Pakistani actress Veena Malik`s Bollywood debut movie, will seen her in a double role.
The story is a tale of a budding actress, played by Veena, who is over motivated to become successful in Bollywood.
Dabu, a man in his forties, a total looser, has a weak point which is luxurious life and women. He is obsessed with this budding actress. At some point all of a sudden he gets rich after hitting a roll-over prize of birthright. Dabu decides to share his destiny and his future with her.
Directed by actor Anand Balraj, the film also features Jackie Shroff and Vijay Raaz.
On the other hand "3 Bachelors" is a humorous take young men`s love life. The story is about two young bachelors and one young at heart bachelor.
With actors Sharman Joshi, Manish Nagpal, Raima Sen and Ria Sen in lead characters, the film went on floors a decade back and is seeing an abrupt release now.
The story is a mix of comedy, romance and confusion. TV show "Astitva" fame Ajai Sinha has directed it.