Golmaal Again, Secret Superstar, Mersal, Raja The Great: Know your Diwali releases
This festive season of Diwali, the cinema goers have a variety of films to choose from. Among Bollywood releases, while Golmaal Again is a horror comedy, Secret Superstar is a slice-of-life story. Vijay's magnum release Mersal (in Tamil)/ Adirindi (in Telugu) is all set to get the cash registers ringing crazy. After all, it's Vijay 'Ilayathalapathy'. Then, there is also Ravi Teja's Telugu action film Raja The Great.
Here is a closer look at all the releases that you can go to watch with your family this Diwali:
What's it about: It is the fourth installment of the successful Golmaal franchise which, this time, goes from just being a comedy entertainer to entering the realms of horror-comedy. It is reportedly going to be a horror story that will also be funny.
Who is in it: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Parineeti Chopra, Kunal Kemmu, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade, Tusshar Kapoor
Why it may work: Golmaal's record has been positive throughout all these years. In spite of receiving cold reviews, the films have been commercially successful. Rohit Shetty has been steering the film franchise successfully through these years. Then, the horror-comedy (as a genre) will be a breath of fresh air amid a bevy of films that released this year.
Golmaal Again is directed by Rohit Shetty.
What's it about: The film chronicles the journey of a teenage girl who aspires to be a singer. Her father is stern and conservative but it is her mother who gives wings to her daughter's dreams. The film tells how she fulfills her dreams by keeping her identity hidden.
Who is in it: Zaira Wasim, Aamir Khan, Meher Vij, Raj Arun
Why it may work: The film has been successful in creating a positive pre-release buzz around it and has been successful in drawing people's attention in a relatively 'smaller' film in comparison to the other high-budget entertainers which release this weekend. Aamir Khan is of course another reason for people to be inquisitive about the film. The film also brings back Khan and Wasim together after their mammoth success in Dangal.
Secret Superstar is directed by Advait Chandan.
What's it about: It is a revenge drama that features Tamil superstar Vijay in triple roles — reportedly as a doctor, a magician and as an aged village leader.
Why it may work: Vijay is the most important reason for people to come in and watch the film. His combination with Atlee has worked wonders in the 2016 film Theri. Hence, it will not be a surprise if the audience expects the same feat this time with Mersal. The film is also getting a massive release in 3292 screens worldwide, even surpassing Baahubali and Spyder.
Mersal is directed by Atlee.
Raja The Great
What's it about: It is a thriller that features Ravi Teja as a blind man, who in spite of his disability, takes upon himself to teach the path of righteousness to all the wrong doers.
Who is in it: Ravi Teja, Mehreen Pirzada, Vivan Bhatena, Rajendra Prasad, Prakash Raj, Sampath Raj, Raadhika
Why it may work: Ravi Teja will portray a never-seen-before role in the film. He will be seen doing daredevil stunts is another highlight of the film. The director, Anil Ravipudi, has had a successful track record so far with both his films — Pataas and Supreme — having worked well at the box office earlier.
Raja The Great is directed by Anil Ravipudi.