This week Bollywood is coming up with two releases -Akshay Kumar’s Boss (releasing on Wednesday) and Shahid (releasing on Friday). Boss is an action comedy while Shahid is based on a true story.
This action masala film is directed by Anthony D’Souza, whose last project Blue was a washout at box office. It is produced by Cape of Good Films & Ashwin Varde Productions,while Viacom 18 Motion Pictures is distributing the movie.
Akshay Kumar is playing a kind hearted Haryani gangster named Boss with no female lead paired opposite him. Other members of the starcast features Shiv Pandit (Shaitan fame), Mithun Chakravarty (playing Akshay’s father), Denny (playing Akshay’s mentor) and the glamour quotient will be filled by Aditi Roy Hydri while the main focus is on our antagonist , a ruthless wicked police officer played by Ronit Roy.
The movie has already made some mark before its release when it entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest poster after beating Michael Jackson‘s This Is It.The poster was 58.87 metres wide and 54.94 metres high. Moreover, it is releasing on 3700-3800 screens worldwide.
The movie is a remake of Malyalam film Pokhri Raja starring Mammotty, Prithviraj and Shriya Saran.
Akshay Kumar is in very much need of a universal hit this year as his last film Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Again didn’t click While Special 26 was a Semi-Hit.
The second release of the week is Shahid which based on the true story of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi. It is directed by Hansal Mehta and produced by Anurag Kashyap, Sunil Bohra and Ronnie Screwwala. UTV Spot Boy is distributing this biopic drama.
Rajkumar Yaday is playing the lead role of Shahid Azmi who was shot dead in his office by two persons on February 10, 2010. Tighmanshu Dhulia, K.K. Menon, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub and Prabhat Punjabi will also be seen in pivotal roles.
After Paan Singh Tomar and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, another biopic is coming on the silver screen. Will it go the distance like the others?
So, the week will be dominated by Boss but it will be interesting to see how will Shahid perform at the ticket window.
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