Ajay Devgn’s ‘Tezz’ vs Aamir Khan’s ‘Dhuan’

Fri, September 9, 2011 5:16pm UTC by 10 Comments
Ajay Devgn’s ‘Tezz’ vs Aamir Khan’s ‘Dhuan’

On January 26, 2012, the two films clash with each other, as also Dibakar Banerjee’s Shanghai

Republic Day 2012 is going to be very interesting indeed. Priyadarshan’s long delayed Tezz, starring Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor and Kangna Ranaut was due for a November 11 release, the magical 11/11/11 date. However, the producers in all their wisdom decided to postpone it to January 26, 2012, citing that another film was releasing on the November date – the team behind which the Tezz people are friends with. Essentially, Priyan and co got scared when they saw the trailer of Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar, starring Ranbir Kapoor and debutante Nargis Fakhri, featuring an awesome soundtrack by Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner AR Rahman. In its closing frames, the Rockstar trailer proclaims – 11/11/11. Hence the panic and shift in release date.

However the Tezz team forgot that a tiny little film is also releasing on Republic Day – Reema Kagti’s Dhuan, starring a certain Aamir Khan. Now, Tezz producers Venus are caught between a rock and a hard place. Rather than go head to head with an Aamir Khan film, they are most likely going to delay the release date by a week. January 26 also sees the release of Dibakar Banerjee’s Shanghai, starring Emraan Hashmi and Abhay Deol. Perhaps that film might get drowned in the Aamir deluge, much like the Bodyguard wave washed Anurag Kashyap’s That Girl in Yellow Boots away.

Speaking of Bodyguard, there is a good chance that there may not be a film like it in a while, or for that matter films like Singham, Ready, Ghajini or Wanted. This is because the source industry, south India, from where these films are remade has gone on strike due to a dispute over wages between producers and film workers. Now, it is a well established fact that south Indian film crews are the most efficient in the country, finishing shoot schedules on time and sometimes even ahead of schedule. Alas, unlike their Bollywood counterparts, they are poorly paid.

The Film Employees’ Federation of South India (FEFSI) decided that enough was enough and demanded a wage hike. A partial compromise was reached in Karnataka where wages were increased between 10-28 percent and in Andhra Pradesh where salaries were hiked by 30 percent. In real terms, this still is a pittance and FEFSI demanded a 50-100 percent rise in payments. The almighty Producers’ Council balked at this and rather than film workers going on strike, they turned the tables and unilaterally decided to stop all new film projects rolling from September 7. As for films already shooting, the Council directive is to complete filming by October 31. Producers who choose to ignore this directive will no longer enjoy the support of the Council. Meanwhile, it is the poor film workers and their families who will go hungry, while the fat cat producers, having enough and more in the bank for their Chicken Chettinads and Johnny Walker Blue Labels, will merely wait for this storm to blow itself out.Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • umer01

    so handsome guys ………oh my God

  • ali

    very interesting and humorous use of words i mean trailer of rockstar and small tiny film of aamir khan. very nice. AAmir khan’s dhuan is gonna rock anyway.there is no comaprision..is there…

    • kishan

      yes man u r rite…aamir is gonna break the record again…

  • Dinesh

    Ajay will rock. No doubt Ajay

  • Arvind Rana

    Both are good actor both will be succeed but they should elect the diffent date for releasing. Tezz will be a big hit of the 2012……………Ajay’s Singham …….. Mind blowing.

    • ranjeet

      ajay is batter than amir khan.becuse ajay tezz batter than amir duan.ajay is best actor 2012. singham come back in tezz 2012

  • arun maisal

    no doubt tezz will be bast movie………..the man will be back after singham…………

    • Abhishek singh

      ajay is the best actor in 2011& all time.tezz willbe blackbustar movie 2012,ajay is rocking 2012.ajay all time best actor.ajay will sucssisful 2012.

  • Iftekhar

    No Doubt Both are Super Hit……….But Dibakar Banerjee’s SANGAI Are BEST.

  • Midox

    even if srk does not win best actor award, i am sure he will get some other award like best jodi etc etc.. its like the organisers have pldege they will give him some awards so that he keeps performing or hosting for their event..take colors screen awards? 2012 for example.


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