July 16 will see three Bollywood movies, Vikramaditya Motwane’s Udaan, Abhishek Sharma’s Tere Bin Laden and Rahul Dholakia’s Lamhaa, in an all-out battle for audience attention.
Giving the trio stiff competition will be Hollywood biggies, Christopher Nolan’s Inception and Jon Turteltaub’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
And what’s got the audience even more excited is that these films have already garnered rave reviews on the Internet.
While Udaan, the coming-of-age story of a young boy premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and received much critical acclaim there, the satirical comedy, Tere Bin Laden, too has garnered a good response at screenings across the city.Salman Khan, who attended a screening, tweeted, "Ali zafar me and pooja shetty, after tere bin laden screening!! I loved it!! Must wtch on july 16." Also, much is expected from the Sanjay Dutt-Bipasha Basu starrer Lamhaa that was shot in Kashmir and deals with problems that plague the Valley.
For those who prefer English movies, there is the Leonardo DiCaprio starrer, sci-fi thriller Inception.
The film, that explores the concept of dream invasion, has already garnered a lot of attention in the international press with several reviewers describing it as “ingenious” and calling it “one of the best films this year.”
The Nicholas Cage-starrer, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, a comedy adventure about a sorcerer and his hapless apprentice who are swept into the center of an ancient conflict between good and evil, is the other option.