After Padmaavat and PadMan it is the small-budget rom-rom Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety which i as done well enough for the film trade to look at 2018 as one of the most profitable years in living memory.
And things can only get better , what with next week’s films Pari and Veere Di Wedding carrying excellent pre-release reports.
Pari is Anushka Sharma’s first release after marriage, and it is special.
Says the film’s co-producer Prernaa Arora, “Pari is not like the usual horror films in India with creaking doors, ear-shattering background score and crashing chandeliers. This is a totally different take on the spooky theme. The horror is so organically introduced into everyday life that audiences will be stunned.”
Prernaa says audiences will get to see Anushka like never before. “She is played a funny ghost before(in Phillauri). In Pari she is something else. I don’t think any actress in the world has playeed this kind of a chilling character.”
And if after being frightened out of your wits you care for a frothy fun-filled romcom about a festive period in the lives of Delhi’s frantic characters, there is director Ashu Trikha’s Veere Di Wedding where Pulkit Samrat takes on Kriti Kharbanda in a mating-game to the finish.
Both Pulkit and Kriti had a hit each in 2017 in the romcom(edy) space. Pulkit’s Fukrey Returns fared well while Krti Kharbanda scored with Shaadi MeinZaroor Aana.
Says director Ashu Trikha, “All my films have had a complex plot to narrate.In here, simplicity of the plot had to be maintained.I believe simplicity is the most complex thing to achieve.So yes, the simplicity of the plot and its songs were my main concern.It is a very very simple film.”
Isn’t there a surfeit of small-town romances?
Ashu clarifies, “This is not a small-town film .It is a Delhi shaadi.And the families are really rich.There is style and pomp.Big houses, luxury cars.They are the typically rich Delhi families.The basic bone of contention is that the hero gets into a physical scuffle.And the girl’s father doesn’t like the idea of getting a son-in-law who can get into a brawl by even the roadside, which I think is very practical.Even we wouldn’t want our sons going out fighting on the streets.But he does it for a reason. And it is often for the good of another! Well, it’s a quirk he has.”
2018 seems like a good year for movies.
“Hope it turns out to be good for my producers as well,” Ashu Trikha has his fingers crossed.