Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan’s Thugs Of Hindostan has turned out to be a shockingly disastrous draw for the makers at the ticket windows. The audiences have ruthlessly rejected this tepid period drama, and now all eyes are on 2.0, a film that unites Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar for the first time. But this isn’t the only film audiences are desperately waiting for. We have two other major releases left for the year- Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero and Ranveer Singh’s Simmba. So what makes these films three of the strongest contenders to end the year with a BANG? Well, let’s have a look:-
The South Indian fans don’t need any reason to storm into the theaters when it comes to a Rajinikanth film, he’s the reason, he’s the be all and the end all. For those who aren’t ardent followers of his larger-than-life persona and inimitable mannerisms, they can rely on Akshay Kumar playing the antagonist. And given this is a departure from his recent socially-driven repertoire, it will be both fantastic and fascinating. And it has been a long time since he had fun with his character. Plus, filmmaker Shankar has made sure the people in the cinemas are in for a ride by not only releasing, but shooting the film in 3D too. Every frame of this Sci-Fi adventure oozes ambitions and audaciousness, and it should be a visual treat for the audience. This is a potential Blockbuster!
2. Zero (2018)
Shah Rukh Khan needs one right script and one right role to prove he has still left in him. Fan was a brave performance but suffered due to the curse of the second half. His fans and even his naysayers have their eyes pitied on Zero, and their attraction to this film is mainly due to Khan’s character, who plays a dwarf. This Aanand L. Rai directorial promises to be a unique love-triangle, where the director doesn’t let the star-power and charisma of its leading man overpower the narrative. Hopefully, Christmas should be a helluva ride for SRK, both in terms of posterity and commercial prospects.
3. Simmba (2018)
It’s difficult to essay a character far removed from your everyday personality and psyche. But it’s tougher to portray your real-self on the celluloid. However, when you have Ranveer Singh as your leading man, this challenge comes with an effortless ease. As the actor enters into the hardcore commercial and no-holds-barred world of Rohit Shetty with Simmba, he proclaims to veer into the space he’s most comfortable with. Singh has described working on this cop drama as his home territory, and given his maniac and marvelous energy and enigma, he should deliver enough bang for Shetty and our bucks on December 28. This could do for Singh what Singham did for Devgn.
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