The films releasing this Friday — Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns and Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga — will bring different flavours at the box office. If Saheb Biwi… is a thriller-drama, Saare Jahaan… is a satirical take on inflation.
Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, Saheb Biwi… is the sequel to 2011 film Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, which was appreciated for its intense script, narration and performances.
The part two takes the story forward from where it was left in the original, which revolved around three characters entangled in a relationship that culminates in tragedy killing Randeep Hooda’s character, confining Jimmy Shergill’s to a wheelchair and letting Mahie Gill’s character become bindaas and powerful.
The sequel stars actors Jimmy and Mahie, who will all be seen reprising their roles from the previous film. They will be joined by Irrfan and Soha Ali Khan in the cast.
Said to be made on a budget of Rs.7 crore, Saheb Biwi… is co-produced by Dhulia and Rahul Mittra.
Dhulia candidly admits that his offering has the right amount of sensuality, which he feels is important to the story.
“There is sensuality, but in little measure. I feel that it is effective only like that. It (film) should have the right amount of sex and passion,” he said.
Actress Mugdha Godse will be seen in an item number for the first time in Dhulia’s directorial venture.
Releasing with Saheb Biwi… is Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga, which is Anshul Sharma’s directorial debut.
Described as satire laced with humour, it targets inflation through a middle-class family living in a small city in north India.
The family, crushed under the burden of ‘mehngai’, tries to deal with it through an ingenious idea, not aware of the problems they would get entangled with as a result of the idea.
The family’s battle with the issues culminates into a climax that brings tears to your eyes.
Produced by Ashok Pandey, Saare Jahaan… features Sanjay Mishra, Pragati, Vishwa Mohan Badola, Ranjan Chhabra, Disha, Pramod Pathak, Zakir Hussain and Sitaram Panchal.