What makes a movie successful? You would say an appealing story, A-list star cast or talented director. Sure, but the release date of the movie also plays a big role. Many actors release their movies during festivals for this very reason. Salman Khan prefers Eid while we have seen Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan opt for Diwali and Christmas. Cashing in on major holidays has become a trend – just check out the throng of movie lovers at theatres.
Keeping up this year, too, movie buffs are in for a treat this Christmas and New Year. If you haven’t yet made plans for the last two weekends of the year, then worry not. Bollywood’s come to your rescue!
Shah Rukh Khan’s most-awaited movie Zero ireleased on 21st December. King Khan is seen in a never-before avatar as a dwarf and Anushka Sharma plays a physically-challenged scientist. The movie’s USP is the song, Issaqbaazi, where SRK and Salman Khan share screen space after 16 years! Katrina Kaif also shows up as an alcoholic film star
You can also enjoy the last weekend of 2018 with Rohit Shetty’s Simmba releasing on 28th December. Fans are eagerly waiting to watch Ranveer Singh play a corrupt cop alongside debutante Sara Ali Khan. Ajay Devgn’s cameo is bound to get some whistles in cinema halls! The movie also stars our favourite villains Ashutosh Rana and Sonu Sood. No wonder all we can say is, Aala re aala, Simmba aala!
If we look back a few years, December has witnessed some big Bollywood blockbusters. In 2015, Bajirao Mastani created waves with the power-packed star cast of Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. While DeepVeer’s onscreen sizzling chemistry wowed fans, PC held her own too. Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale, released in the same year, had fans go crazy over the SRK-Kajol chemistry after almost five years!
Dangal (2016) portrayed the life of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat played by Aamir Khan. It went on to become the highest-grossing Indian movie worldwide. A year later, Tiger Zinda Hai (the sequel to Ek Tha Tiger) became the second-highest grosser of 2017.
Coming back to 2018, Bollywood has upped its entertainment quotient this holiday season. Will 2018 get its year-end blockbuster in Zero or will it be Simmba? Or, better yet, will we have two big hits? In either case, the audience will come away as the winner