Bumblebee Will Give Simmba A Run For Its Money

Bollywood takes a backseat this week as Hollywood strikes big with its  Transformers franchise in  Bumblebee ,  a subsidiary  of  the Transformers franchise,that is is all set  to storm the Indian  boxoffice this week.

And  the Ranveer  Singh hit  Simmba which lost out on family audiences  due to its profane  mood is expected  to suffer  a substantial  dent  , as  Bumblebee is designed  to lure the kids and their parents  into the theatres.The producers Viacom 18 are sparing no effort to ensure the  hugely entertaining fantasy-drama accesses itself  to the optimum  moviegoing  audience  in  India.

The  film about a young girl and her car with magical powers(similar in theme  to  the recent Telugu film Taxiwala) is expected  to  eat  into Simmba’s  boxoffice returns.

A  representative  of  a prominent multiplex chain says,  “Bumblebee is  an ideal year-opening family film. The language is secondary as  the  narrative is  a straight-from-the-heart Human -Befriends-Machine story , like Steven Spielberg’s ET,  with a universal  appeal . It’s releasing  in three  Indian languages(Hindi,  Tamil,  Telugu)  as well.We expect  it to do really well.”

The American critics  have already gone ga-ga  over Bumblebee hailing it as  the best Transformers film ever.

Indian  audiences are understandably excited about a specialeffects-driven spectacle  with a big heart. All the special effects  in  Yash Raj Films’ Thugs Of Hindostan ,  Shankar’s 2: 0  and  Aanand  Rai’s Zero  seemed  laboured and  artificial.

A  technician closely associated  with  one  of  the above-named films says, “Of the  three VFX-driven films you mentioned from  last year  only 2: 0  made profits and that too mainly  for Rajinikanth. The  other two films bombed badly.We just have to face up to the fact that we do not have resources  to compete with  Hollywood  VFX  films. Last year Indian cinema  was  disappointing in that sense. So  yeah, Bumblebee  is  just the  kind of  spectacle  with emotions that  Indian audiences want  to start the year with.”

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