It is going to be a battle worth a watch as three biggies are all set to clash on the Republic Day weekend. Amitabh Bachchan's Rann, Aamir Khan"s 3 Idiots and Ranbir Kapoor"s Rajneeti are slated for release on January 22nd 2010.
Ramu"s Rann was earlier planned for October 2nd release but following the censorship issues about his Jana Gana song he seems to have decided to push the release ahead. Rajkumar Hirani"s 3 Idiots starring Aamir, Kareena Kapoor, Madhavan and Sharman Joshi was slated for a December 25th 2009 release but again with the dates shuffling post the two months strike, it won"t be possible for Aamir to make a Christmas Day hat-trick.
Rajneeti on the other hand was always slated for a January 22nd release. This Prakash Jha film is carrying excellent reports and also stars Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar and Arjun Rampal in it.
A trade insider tells us, “It will be battle royale no doubt about it even if one of these films chicken out. Each film has its strong points and worthy contenders."
Another trade analyst says, “Though they may clash into each other, with the extended weekend they would get with the Republic Day holiday each one will manage to get their required space. But what a feast it would be for the audience!"