New Delhi: It's a massive war at box office on October 2 as Hrithik Roshan and Shahid Kapoor have cross swords with their ambitious projects Bang Bang and Haider respectively.
Haider's impressively dark and thrilling trailer is out and just when you are totally blown away with Shahid's intriguing and striking glimpse, the last second frame carrying the release date i.e., October 2nd disappointingly brings you in a state of decision making.
For one, Hrithik Roshan would be undoubtedly a bigger star to bet on but Shahid Kapoor is nevertheless up with his finest performance who might give the former a run for the money.
While ‘Bang Bang', which also stars Katrina Kaif, trailer is yet to be released which we are sure is going to be an edge of the seat thriller, Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider's trailer is undoubtedly going to stir a huge buzz among its viewers.
Now the big question which strikes our wits is how will the box office behave when these flicks hit the theatres? Well, that's tricky and is too early to predict but there have been few occasions when two big flicks have come face to face on a same date and performed equally well.
In 2012 it was an exceptional case when Yash Chopra's last directorial ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan' starring Shah Rukh Khan and Ashwini Dheer's multi-starrer ‘Son of Sardar' hit at Diwali and both sailed well. After a healthy competition both of them entered the Rs 100 cr club. On this basis there could be a win-win situation for both of these Gandhi Jayanti releases.
But contrary to that, there is more number of cases where we got to see one-sided competition despite big names being attached in both the flicks. Among them, it was Farhah Khan and Sajay Leela Bhansali's glossy dramas ‘Om Shanti Om' and ‘Saawariya' in 2007.
On the weighing bar the pin fell heavily towards the Shah Rukh Khan and debutant Deepika Padukone starrer. Both flicks were made at a heavy budget and promoted on a massive scale but ‘Saawariya' despite having Salman Khan in a supporting role couldn't sail well at box office.
Also there has been instance where one big flick's failure is other movie's success. In 2008, Abhishek Bachchan's superhero flick ‘Drona' disappointed the audience badly which in turn made the movie goers venture into Imran Khan's Kidnap, despite this movie too was given a thumbs down. But Minisha Lamba's glamorous avatar and Sanjay Dutt's presence worked in favour of the flick.
Now in which category Shahid Kapoor's Haider and Hrithik Roshan's Bang Bang will fall in, time will tell.
Directed by Siddharth Anand, Bang Bang, a remake of Hollywood's action drama Knight and Day, is made at a striking budget. The flick will also bring back the sizzling ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' jodi back on screen which adds to other tempting factors.
Haider, on the other hand, has Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu, Kay Kay Menon and Irrfan Khan in the pivotal roles. But watching the trailer it seems like it's the perfect comeback for Shahid Kapoor who has earlier worked with Vishal Bhardwaj's ‘Kaminey'.
Well, we would say may the best win.