Year 2006 began with a mixed fare at the box-office — drama, romance, tragedy, comedy and even a sci-fiction. What else is on the cards?
It is the same old story — a couple of remakes and a sequel, a family saga, a triangular love story, it is indeed all so predictable. But all said and done, next few Fridays will see few of the most eagerly-awaited films of this year — big budget, multi-starrers and big banner releases.
Following the trick of the trade, most of the filmmakers prefer to save the best for the last and this year too there is NG Production’s Jaan-E-Mann, Farhan Akhtar’s Don — The Chase Begins, JP Dutta’s Umrao Jaan, Sooraj Barjatya’s Vivaah followed by Ravi Chopra’s Babul.
And when it comes to big money, big banners play it safe with tried and tested genres — a love story with a twist and a family saga. As Sajid Nadiadwala says, “This time of the year witnesses maximum of the family crowd so genres like romance and family drama work best.” There are two mega remakes, Don and Umrao Jaan, and a sequel, Dhoom 2, ready to hit the theatres. Will the trick work? “Since both are remakes, some similarities are bound to happen,” says trade analyst Taran Adarsh, adding, “However, the treatment will make them different.” Well said!