This week three films are set to the theatres – O Teri, Dishkiyaoon and Youngistaan. While Sallu miyaan is leaving no stone unturned to promote his brother-in-law’s directorial venture O Teri, Shilpa has teamed up with Harman and Sunny paaji for her first production film. But the question is – which film will rule at the box office?
O Teri directed by Atul Agnihotri starring Pulkit Samrat and Bilal Amrohi in the lead will release this Friday. Though the film has no established actors, the film is being backed by superstar Salman Khan. Well, that’s not surprising as Atul is family and we all know Bhai loves to help his dears ones, hai na? In fact, Salman also features in the title track of O Teri and the makers have also incorporated an item song which has SK’s alleged girlfriend Iulia Vantur. Yes, Sallu and Ms Vantur’s presence in the film has helped in creating a lot of buzz around Atul Agnihotri’s O Teri. But will it ensure box office success of this Pulkit starrer, we wonder. On the other hand, Harman Baweja and Sunny Deol’s Dishkiyaoon co-produced by Shilpa Shetty and her hubby Raj Kundra will also hit the screens the same day.
While Sunny is still known to be a crowd puller, the talented actor as always hasn’t really gone all out to promote his film. Surprisingly, it’s Harman who has managed to grab eyeballs thanks to his relationship with dusky beauty Bipasha Basu. Their love affair has certainly brought Dishkiyaoon in the limelight. Also, Shilpa has a done a sexy retro item number for her film which features Harman too. But will these strategies help boast the prospects of Dhiskiyaoon at the box office, wethinks not! Also, Jackky Bhagnani’s Youngistaan will release on March 28 alongside Harman and Pulkit’s film.
So which film will race ahead in the numbers game – O Teri, Dishkiyaoon or Youngistaan? Exhibitor-distributor Akshaye Rathi says, “O Teri looks like the pick of the lot courtesy multiple factors ranging from fairly popular music, the brief yet impactful presence of Salman Khan, terrific production values and a theme that echoes the country’s current political and social ethos. While Dishkyaoon should do well in the hardcore mass centers, Youngistaan will have a rather limited appeal and release scale. Sunny Deol’s presence in Dishkyaoon may generate interest in his loyal fan following, but it may not be enough to pull the film through in a big way.”
Well, the stage is set for the box office battle; all we have to do is wait and watch which one will get the cash registers ringing.