The Martian Matt Damon to take on Akshay Kumar's bliing

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2015 12:39 IST

Hollywood actor Matt Damon-starrer The Martian has some bling-y competition waiting for it in India. The film, directed by Ridley Scott, will clash with Akshay Kumar's Singh Is Bliing when it release in India on October 2, which is observed as Gandhi Jayanti.

The space action adventure film is to release in India on the same day as the US. Mark Watney, played with the usual charm and biting wit by Matt Damon is caught in an accident during an expedition on Mars. His crew, believing him dead, leaves. Watney, a biochemist, is left to fend for himself on a planet where nothing grows. His supplies are scheduled to run out in 31 days and by his most modest calculations, a rescue mission by NASA will take at least 4 years. If he can find a way to contact them, that is.

Both the films will get a three-day long release window, given the fact that Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday. The Martian is based on Andy Weir's 2011 novel of the same name. The film also features Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in supporting roles.

Meanwhile, Prabhudheva directed Singh Is Bling is an action comedy, which also features Amy Jackson, Lara Dutta and Kay Kay Menon. The film is being talked about for its action sequences.

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