Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey
Ashutosh Gowariker returns to the patriotic theme with Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, which is all set to release on December 3rd. The Abhishek Bachchan – Deepika Padukone starrer is based on the Chittagong Uprising of 1930. While the leggy Deepika has had a busy year with four of her films releasing in 2010, Abhishek hasn’t been as lucky (or busy). Abhishek’s last two films as a solo hero, Raavan and Delhi-6, didn’t click at the box-office; all his hopes must be resting on ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’.
While the promotions of the film are lacking, the music, composed by Sohail Sen, has also not caught on. As previously mentioned, Abhishek is not that ‘hot’ a star right now. Had the promotions been more intensive – with a better marketing campaign – it might have helped. Now, of course, the filmmakers will have to depend on the merits of their film. To be sure, the buzz of ‘Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey’ is a little low key.
Rakht Charitra 2
Whatever the box-office fate of Ram Gopal Varma’s films might be, the maverick director doesn’t stop churning them out. Varma, who filmed Rakht Charitra and its sequel, Rakht Charitra 2, at one go, is now all set to release the latter on December 3rd.
Rakht Charitra 2 is probably the first sequel of a flop film. Generally sequels are made after a film clicks. Unfortunately for Ram Gopal Varma, he shot the sequel along with the first film, without waiting for the first part to release. Therefore, he is saddled with the sequel.