Blockbusters are the ones people wait for and if it has a big star cast the wait becomes even more worthwhile. This week we see the most awaited Shahrukh Khan’s Raees and Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil. The most interesting part is that both these big shots are releasing on the same day.
Director: Rahul Dholakia
Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Mahira Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Atul Kulkarni, Sheeba Chadha and Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub.
Raees is the story of a young boy who is in need of a little amount of cash and eventually how he turns into a gangster, later in life. Will you blame the circumstances or the deeds that decide your fate?
A little boy Raees rises from the dingy lanes of prohibition hit Gujarat into the mafia hit Mumbai in the 1980’s to early 90’s. He is sharp and uses his influence to win over people. He follows one principle which his mother taught him that every job is equal and nothing is bad till it harms someone.
Shahrukh Khan plays the lead role of Raees with beautiful Mahira Khan as his love interest and wife. They spark a good chemistry but for a change Shahrukh does not do any action of a lovelorn ashiq in this film. The most remarkable horse in the race seems to be Nawazuddin Siddiqui. He has always worn the character so well one tends to forget that he is acting.
Music of Raees has been making waves since release. Zaalima, the special love song, shows a sparkling chemistry between the couple. Also Udi Udi Jaye and Saason Ke have been climbing the charts. A remix of the 1980 hit ‘Laila Main Laila’ is one well mixed song and is going to stay on for many weeks. The song has been sung by Paavni Pandey and picturised on Sunny Leone.
Director: Sanjay Gupta
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam, Ronit Roy, Rohit Roy and Suresh Menon.
Kaabil, directed by Sanjay Gupta, is a love story with a lot of action, and brings Hrithik and Yami together for the first time. The story revolves around these two young people who are blind and discover love for each other. Then tragedy strikes as expected. After all life is not a bed of roses.
The biggest drawback is that as they are blind it makes everything tougher and every battle impossible to win. Will Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam pass the love test is yet to be seen?
The director Sanjay Gupta is known for his different kind of genre as seen in Kaante, Jazbaa, Plan and Shootout at Lokhandwala and this is the first time he is working with Hrithik Roshan.
The title song ‘Kaabil Hoon’ by Zubin Nautiyal and Palak Muchhal has touched the audience in a special manner. The remixes of ‘Saara Zamana’ and ‘Dil Kya Kare’, both Rajesh Roshan hits in yester years have been appreciated too. The music of the film is by Rajesh Roshan and lyrics by Manoj Muntashir.
That’s all for this week. Next week we look forward to Jackie Chan and Sonu Sood’s Kung Fu Yoga.