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Bell Bottom To Have A Sequel?

Though there are  mixed reports  on  how  well  Ranjit Tiwari’s  espionage thriller Bell Bottom has  performed at  the  boxoffice, no doubt  it has broken the post-Covid  jinx on theatrical footfalls.

One now hears  from  a  very reliable  source that the producers Vashu Bhagnani  and  Nikhil Advani are  now  planning a followup film with the same cast,  but a different director.

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 In  fact one  of  the actors from the film told this writer that a sequel was  in  the offing. “Not just  a sequel .Bell Bottom  has been planned as  a franchise,different   stories of bravery told from the RAW’s  viewpoint  in each film. I  think Akshay is  keen on doing the theme  as a  series.”

 The cast will be the same  including Vaani Kapoor as the hero’s wife. The  director, however , will change.

 Bell Bottom suggests  that  India  is  not country but an  “idea”. Ek soch.    It’s time we  stopped looking at  the country and  its burning problems in abstracts and tackled them  headlong. The problem here is a series of hijackings .

To its credit , Bell Bottom does  have  a certain spin to its storytelling. The aerial shots are   impressively mounted.And the film looks like  a  cross  between Akshay’s  Baby and Airlift.  

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