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Bollywood bets big on November

Navdeep Kaur Marwah, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 03, 2013
First Published: 17:07 IST(3/10/2013) | Last Updated: 17:23 IST(3/10/2013)

November appears to be a win-win month for both Bollywood filmmakers and movie buffs, with five big budget films up for release.

With a collective worth of around Rs. 500 crore, these movies include Hrithik Roshan-starrer Krrish 3 (Nov 1), Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s Ram Leela (Nov 15), Kareena Kapoor Khan and Imran Khan-starrer Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (Nov 22), Sunny Deol’s action-packed Singh Saab the Great (Nov 22), and Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha’s Bullett Raja (Nov 29).

“The line up of these diverse films is fantastic. With Rs. 500 crore riding on them, Bollywood is expected to do great business,” says trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Trade expert Atul Mohan agrees, “One will get to watch different kind of films from different genres. I’m expecting a great run at the box office for all these films.”

Film critic Anupama Chopra says viewers will be spoilt for choice. “There is lot to choose from and that’s what makes the next month exciting.” Interestingly, unlike in the past few years, there are no big Diwali (which falls on Nov 3 this year) clashes at the box office this year, apparently because filmmakers don’t want their projects to compete with the much- anticipated Krrish 3. “No filmmaker wants to face the clash. That’s why there’s no film releasing even on November 8,” says Mohan.

Bullett Raja
Release Date: Nov 29
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha

Ramleela
Release Date: Nov 15
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein
Release Date: Nov 22
Director: Punit Malhotra
Cast: Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan

Singh Saab the Great
Release Date: Nov 22
Director: Anil Sharma
Cast: Sunny Deol, Amrita Rao

One will get to watch films from different genres. I’m expecting a great run at the box office for all these films.
Atul Mohan, industry expert

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