War at the weekend – Ghayal Once Again vs. Sanam Teri Kasam

War at the weekend – Ghayal Once Again vs. Sanam Teri Kasam

By Deepa

The weekend is nearing and the clash between two new movies is just a few hours away. This Friday, audience will witness class of two such films that are entirely different in terms of genre, presentation, and star value. It’s the clash of two genres: action vs. romance. It’s the clash between the bygone era and the presently happening one. The two films, Ghayal Once Again and Sanam Teri Kasam are very different in approach but yet share one similarity – they both have the same release date to cope up with.

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Who will hit the jackpot? Which movie will make it to the 100 Cr. Club?

The end of the day will speak for itself. Going by the promos, both these movies are looking quite promising. While Ghayal Once Again brings back the nostalgic dhai kilo ka haath feel with angry Sunny Deol, Sanam Teri Kasam introduces southern superstar Harshvardhan and Pakistani Diva Mawra. Expectations are building up slowly with the promos making the round quite strongly. But, predicting the outcome is becoming difficult.

The scenario for Ghayal..Once Again

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10 years ago, if the situation was like this, anybody could have opted for Ghayal Once Again since Sunny Deol used to enjoy a strong Box Office status. However, scenarios have changed since then. The yesteryear’s superstar was not seen much in films for the last couple of years; even his last couple of films didn’t strike a chord with the audience. The only ray of hope is Ghayal the prequel that still enjoys tremendous popularity among the audience. Released in the year of 1990, Ghayal cracked many records at the Box Office and have become a cult hit with strong fan following. This new movie, Ghayal Once Again is not a quasi-sequel but a direct sequel to the original 1990 blockbuster. The story takes place 15-20 years after the events of the first movie. The promos look promising. It took nearly 2 years to complete this movie. Let’s keep the fingers crossed and pray that this also becomes a blockbuster like its predecessor. With Reliance coming up to release the film, there are hopes that it will receive bigger number of screens on the opening week.

Ghayal..Once Again

Producer: Vijeta Films, Director – Sunny Deol, Cast: Sunny Deol, Sohal Ali Khan, Om Puri, Tisca Chopra, Narendra Jha, Music – Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Distributor - Reliance

Sanam Teri Kasam can be a silent assassin

The promos are catchy enough. Add to it the super-hot Harshvardhan and extremely beautiful Mawra with some catchy tunes that are climbing the chartbuster list quite fast. Also, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Young couples will have high chance to opt for this one instead of a sequel ¬to a 25 year’s old blockbuster. Also, Sanam Teri Kasam falls under the Gen-X category of movies that are being made these days. Low in budget but with a polished packaging and some cool elements. With low budget, the movie can easily be a surprise hit. EROS has done good promotional campaigns and is eyeing worldwide release of this romantic saga. However, the total number of screens will be slightly less in comparison to the Sunny Deol starrer.

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Sanam Teri Kasam

Producer: Depak Mukut, Director – Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru, Cast: Harshvardhan Rane, Mawra Hocane, Music: Himesh Reshammiya, Distributor – Eros.