This Friday, cinegoers can take a pick from three movies of different genres- horror-thriller 3G or satirical comedy Jolly LLB and family entertainer Mere Dad Ki Maruti. All three reportedly have high dose of thrill and entertainment.
With Bollywood experimenting with horror genre, director duo Sheershak Anand and Shantanu Ray Chhibber have used cellphones to create fear in their forthcoming horror thriller 3G.
A psychological thriller, 3G revolves around the Phantom calls that are received by cellphone users worldwide. These calls have no known source of origin, no numbers and cannot be traced.
The directors have played with the idea that these calls are by spirits who are trying to connect to human world!
In the film, a couple – played by Neil Nitin Mukesh, who plays Sam Arora and actress Sonal Chauhan, cast as Sheena – become victims of a series of events, when Sam buys a 3G-enabled second hand phone in Fiji Islands while holidaying there. One night they receive a phantom call, which changes their lives forever.
3G is co-produced by Sunil A. Lulla and Viki Rajani.
Mere Dad Ki Maruti
For those who are not very fond of horror films and prefer light-hearted dramas, they can either choose fun film Mere Dad Ki Maruti or satirical comedy Jolly LLB.
Mere Dad Ki Maruti (MDKM), is set against the backdrop of a loud Punjabi wedding in Chandigarh, Punjab. Featuring actors Saqib Saleem, Rhea Chakraborty and Ram Kapoor, MDKM tells the story of a boy who sneaks his dad’s fancy new car out to impress his college friend and how all hell breaks loose when he loses it.
Made on a shoestring budget of Rs.5 crore, MDKM is directed by debutant Ashima Chibber, who earlier worked as Shimit Amin’s first assistant director on Ab Tak Chappan and Chak De! India. Her last project as an assistant was Rockstar.
The last of the lot is Jolly LLB.
A satire on the legal system in the country, it is executed in a humorous way by director Subhash Kapoor through two important characters played by Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani.
The story follows a struggling lawyer named Jolly (Arshad), who wants to become India’s greatest lawyer, however, all of his cases seem to flop. When he comes to Delhi in search of the star case, he gets involved with one of the most popular and expensive lawyers, Rajpal (Boman).
The film also stars Amrita Rao.
With almost 40 to 50 percent of the film shot in court, it has reportedly made on a budget of Rs.10 crore.