If you thought you had an insatiable appetite for cinema, you are about to get lucky. Nine small and medium budget films will release this Friday — a seemingly informed decision on the part of the filmmakers who are clearly looking at avoiding competition from Bang Bang, starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, and Haider featuring Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.
Soha Ali Khan and Shankar Mandal in Chaarfutiya Chhokare that is among the eight films that are releasing this Friday
These two films will hit the marquee on October 2, the beginning of a five-day weekend. Earlier this month, Daawat-e-Ishq’s release date was pushed ahead to avoid a box office clash with Priyanka Chopra-starrer, Mary Kom. But it went on to cross swords with Khoobsurat that had Sonam Kapoor star alongside Pakistani actor, Fawad Khan.
hitlist takes a quick look at what the nine films have to offer to audiences.
'Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya'
Directed by: Sunil Agnihotri
Star cast: Mika Singh, Shaan, Gabriela Bertante
In a nutshell: The film marks the debut of two singers, Mika Singh and Shaan, who share the same name, Balwinder Singh. Their efforts to win over the girl of their dreams as well as a multi-million estate, which has over 130 claimants — all by the name of Balwinder Singh.
Directed by: Anand Kumar
Star cast: Akhil Kapoor, Tia Bajpai, Jay Bhanushali, Suneil Shetty, Sasha Agha and Ashutosh Rana
In a nutshell: Two orphans from a non-descript village, who work as sharp shooters for a dreaded gang, go on to earn name and fame as national-level shooters. While the two bag several laurels and turn over a new leaf, they fail to inspire their gang members to move out of the world of crime.
Directed by: Mr. Bhagirath
Star cast: Gehana Vasisth, Ayub Khan, Ehsan Khan, Mustaq Khan, Shraddha Sharma
In a nutshell: An honest cop takes up the cudgels against corruption in the country but hits many a roadblock. With active support from his wife, he manages to save the country from the clutches of deep-rooted corrupt practices.
Directed by: Manish Harishankar
Star cast: Soha Ali Khan, Seema Biswas, Zakir Hussain
In a nutshell: An NRI girl lands up in a Bihar village with plans to open a school. She meets three 12-year-olds, who have turned to crime due to certain circumstances. She gradually unearths a ghastly tale of children being sexually abused and pushed into a child trafficking racket with the tacit support of politicians.
'Mumbai Delhi Mumbai'
Directed by: Satish Rajwade
Star cast: Shiv Pandi, Pia Bajpai
In a nutshell: Labelled as the Hindi version of a popular Marathi film, Mumbai Pune Mumbai, the film focuses on a girl, who unwillingly goes to Delhi to meet a prospective groom but ends meeting the wrong person. The two happen to spend a day together and fall in love with each other.
Directed by: Vishal Mahadkar
Star cast: Rannvijay Singh, Anindita Nayar, Salil Acharya and Kavin Dave
In a nutshell: A reality show host finds his girlfriend murdered in a mill and, along with his friend, decides to come up with a show to unmask her killer. However, when the clock strikes 3 in the morning, they experience paranormal activities around them.
'Meinu Ek Ladki Chaahiye'
Directed by: Abhishek Bindal
Star cast: Raghuvir Yadav, Puru Chibbar, Irfan Razaa, Reecha Sinha
In a nutshell: This relationship goes wrong when the girl slaps her boyfriend with rape charges and the latter struggles to fight the stigma. It is a satirical commentary on men who are wrongly accused of sexual abuse.
'Dear vs Bear'
Directed by: Sanjeev Vedwan
Star cast: Uttar Kumar, Lovely Joshi, Manoj Bakshi
In a nutshell: It is an adventurous love story of a young Delhi girl, the captain of a football club, and an arrogant village boy, who, too, leads a football team.