Three small to mid budget films release this weekend – ‘Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho’, ‘Uvaa’ and ‘Bezubaan Ishq’. Between the three, ‘Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho’ is a concept based film, ‘Uvaa’ deals with a topical issue and ‘Bezubaan Ishq’ is a dramatic love triangle. Each of these would be getting a controlled release for itself and the collections would rely on the word of mouth as there is no star value to ensure footfalls from the first show itself.
Between the three films, ‘Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho’ has been promoted reasonably well. Due to the controversial nature of the film (it deals with a man being accused of raping a buffalo and then asked to marry it!), it has been in news for a while. The film is also being banned from a few centers due to this very reason. It would look at critical acclaim to gain more visibility over the weekend.
‘Uvaa’ is a youth drama dealing with rape and has Jimmy Sheirgill in a strong supporting role. However, it hasn’t been promoted optimally. On the other hand ‘Bezubaan Ishq’ features Mugdha Godse and Sneha Ullal as the known faces and its well tuned songs have been quite well promoted. There hasn’t been any other kind of promotion though.
Outside these three films, ‘ABCD 2’ is continuing to find the maximum number of screens in the second week as well, and hence enjoy the best of collections.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder