Come June 18 and we will see two maverick filmmakers from the South at loggerheads. We’re talking about Mani Ratnam and Priyadarshan. Reliance BIG Pictures has already announced the release of Mani Sir’s next Raavan, featuring Abhishek Bahchchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Govinda and Nikhil Dwivedi on June 18.
And last week, Shree Ashtavinayak announced their release strategy of their forthcoming (more than ten movies) projects. Accordingly, they plan to release Priyadarshan’s Khatta Meetha, featuring Akshay Kumar in the lead on June 18.
Now we all know how two biggies invariably cut into each other’s business. So we hope one camp will either advance or postpone their movie. Else, we wish both movies (one’s an action-thriller and the other a comedy) repeat the success story of Ghayal and Dil or Gadar-Ek Prem Katha and Lagaan.