By: Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
What's common between films like Darna Mana Hai, Darna Zaroori Hai and Salaam-E-Ishq?
Apart from the fact that each of these films had multiple stories in the narrative (six each) with none of them directly connected with each other, the other common factor was each of them was a box office failure.
Though Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. and Life In A... Metro also had multiple stories, they all were either happening in parallel or were connected to each other by some way. Also, both these films were successful at the box office.
Now Dus Kahaniyaan is all set to break the jinx of multiple stories told in an episodic format. A Sanjay Dutt / Sanjay Gupta presentation with as many as six directors in charge of 10 different stories, the film has been noticed by one and all in a quick time span with intelligent promotion helping the buzz grow for it.
The music has been a success while the hype is building up quite well too due to more than a couple of dozen mainstream actors being a part of the project. Releasing on 7th December as a sole major release, Dus Kahaniyaan promises to pave way for many more episodic films to arrive in near future.
The ten stories in Dus Kahaniyaan are:
RICE PLATE (Shabana Azmi-Naseeruddin Shah)
SEX ON THE BEACH (Dino Morea-Tareena Patel)
LOVE DALE (Aftab Shivdasani -Neha Oberoi)
MATRIMONY (Mandira Bedi-Arbaaz Khan)
GUBBARE (Anita Hasnandani- Nana Patekar)
POORANMASHI (Minnisha Lamba-Parmeet Sethi),
STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT (Neha Dhupia, Mahesh Manjrekar)
HIGH ON THE HIGHWAY (Jimmy Shergill, Masumeh)
ZAHIR (Manoj Bajpai, Dia Mirza)
RISE AND FALL (Sanjay Dutt, Suniel Shetty)