Some `nautanki` or action - What`s your box-office pick this week?
New Delhi: During the second week of the ongoing sixth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), ticket counters at movie theatres are likely to get crowds this Friday either for the action-packed thriller `Commando` or romantic comedy ‘Nautanki Saala’.
Directed by Rohan Sippy, ‘Nautanki Saala’ features actors Ayushmann Khuranna and Kunal Roy Kapoor. It is about Ram Parmar (Ayushmann), who meets a troubled and lonely Mandar Lele (Kunaal), and their ensuing bonding and friendship.
Packed with humour, the movie also features Pooja Salvi and Evelyn Sharma adding glamour to the screen. Co-produced by Bhushan Kumar and Ramesh Sippy, the movie has been made on a low budget, but Rohan promises the audiences won`t be able to sense it.
"Probably it`s the lowest budget film I have ever done... Onscreen you will not feel that it`s a small budget film and that is the magic of it. It`s an entertaining film, and we have not forcibly incorporated any sort of comedy," said Rohan, who has earlier directed ‘Bluffmaster’.
The buzz is good for ‘Nautanki Saala’ given its fun trailer, and the quirky avatars of Bollywood`s two famous songs – ‘So gaya ye jahaan’ from ‘Tezaab’ and ‘Dhak dhak’ from the film ‘Beta’.
With the romantic comedy releases ‘Commando’, featuring the superbly physically-fit Vidyut Jamwal, alongside former Miss India Pooja Chopra and Jaideep Ahlawat.
Directed by Dilip Ghosh, ‘Commando’ is produced by Vipul Shah, and the project has been heavily promoted with multi-city tours and through TV shows.
In the movie, Vidyut plays Captain Karanvir Dogra, a dedicated commando.
The 34-year-old, who made his Bollywood debut in a negative role in John Abraham-starrer ‘Force’ in 2011, says it was a privilege to play the solo lead.
"It`s a very big privilege for me to come as a solo lead," he said.
Vidyut is not one bit worried that the movie releasing in the midst of the IPL, or even with the fact that it releases with ‘Nautanki Saala’, which stars Ayushmann, who gathered a huge fan following post his debut ‘Vicky Donor’ last year.
"I feel IPL people must be nervous that `Commando` is releasing. I feel so because when a good movie and a good match normally come together, I watch the movie because the match I can later watch during its re-telecast," he said.