By: Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Coming week would see the release of Aggar and Nanhe Jaisalmer but real 'mela' for movie lovers would begin a week after that with as many as 5 films hitting the marquee on each of the subsequent Fridays.
Come 21st September and Priyadarshan's Dhol would make the most of noise with the quartet of Tusshar Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Khemu and Rajpal Yadav trying to win the heart of Tanushree Dutta. The comedy would be accompanied by an adventure thriller Choddon Naa Yaar which stars Jimmy Sheirgill along with Kim Sharma.
Abhay Deol would be pairing up with yet another debutant director Navdeep Singh on the same day as his Gul Panag-Raima Sen-Sarika starrer thriller, Manorama Six Feet Under, after making a successful round of festival circuits, sees a theatrical release. Veteran Rishi Kapoor too would be making his presence felt in the Aditya Raj Kapoor's Sambar Salsa while Shabana Azmi-Darshan Zariwala starrer Lions of Punjab Presents promises to bring on the laughs.
The film festival would only continue on 28th September with five more films vying for audience attention. While Johnney Gaddaar seems to be at the top of the ladder with Sriram Raghavan promising yet another solid thriller after Ek Haseena Thi, Vikram Bhatt too would be looking at (finally) hitting the jackpot with his long delayed Speed finally confirmed for release.
Ram Gopal Varma too would be hoping for something similar as his three-years-in-the-making Go featuring newcomer Gautam along with Nisha Kothari eventually makes it to the theaters. Director T L V Prasad would be expecting a revival of the genre long forgotten as his erotic Phir Tauba Tabuba (sequel to Payal Rohatgi starrer Tauba Tauba) gets ready to tantalize its target audience once again.
Last but not the least would arrive Dil Dosti Etc., film for the niche audience, which explores the thought process of the youth belonging to the current generation. Directed by Manish Tiwary, who makes this film for Prakash Jha's production house, Dil Dosti Etc. has an interesting star cast of Shreyas Talpade, Imaad Ali, Nikita Anand, debutant Ishita Sharma along with Smriti Mishra.