Filmy Friday: Sushant Singh Rajput's Shuddh Desi Romance vs Ram Charan's Zanjeer
Thu Sep 05 2013, 15:47 hrs
After an impressive August with films like Chennai Express, Madras Cafe and Satyagraha, here are the first releases of September. The Chopra sisters – Priyanka and Parineeti will battle out for Box Office figures on September 6, as they gear up for their releases Zanjeer and Shuddh Desi Romance respectively. While Shuddh Desi Romance is a light rom-com, Zanjeer is an action film. Take your weekend pick!
Shuddh Desi Romance is a take on how Indian youth is viewing relationships today. "There is no fixed formula to relationships anymore and that is what Shuddh Desi Romance attempts to capture," said Jaideep Sahni, the film's screenwriter-lyricist. In doing so the film is a fresh take on live-in relationship after a long time.
Apoorva Lakhia's Zanjeer is a remake of Amitabh Bachchan's classic 1973 film that gave him the title of the "Angry young man." The film stars Priyanka Chopra, Telugu actor Ram Charan Teja and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles.
Sushant Singh Rajput has shown his merit with his debut film Kai Po Che in 2012. Since then the actor has bagged big banners like Aamir Khan's Peekay, Dibakar Banerjee's Byomkesh Bakshay, etc. Though Sushant says he is not here to become a star, the actor is indeed promising. In the past stars like Hrithik Roshan who started with a bang (Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai) met with a whimpering snub in his subsequent film (Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage). But will he hit bullseye with second flick?
This is the third time Priyanka Chopra is being cast in an Amitabh Bachchan remake. Before Zanjeer, Priyanka Chopra has been a part of succesful Big B remakes like Shah Rukh Khan starrer Don and Hrithik Roshan starrer Agneepath. Will Priyanka be third time lucky?
The film, which is set in Jaipur, revolves around Raghu (Sushant Singh Rajput), as he attempts to understand what he really feels about the two women he likes, Gayatri and Tara, essayed by parineeti Chopra and newcomer Vaani Kapoor respectively. Shuddh Desi Romance follows the confusion that Sushant Singh Rajput’s character is going through.
Popular Telugu actor Ram Charan makes his Bollywood debut with Zanjeer. Ram Charan has confessed that he was apprehensive to step in Big B's shoes as the onus of the role was too huge to handle. However, his father, actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi, convinced him to do the role. Priyanka Chopra too said that Ram Charan has indeed done a good work in the film.
Sushant Singh Rajput is growing up now. Sushant seems to have snatched the serial kisser tag from Emraan Hashmi with as many as 27 kissing scenes in his second release Shuddh Desi Romance. When asked about the kissing sequences, Parineeti came to Sushant's rescue saying that with two actresses to romance, kissing scenes would have been inevitable.
After her success of Babli Badmaash in Shootout At Wadala earlier this year, Priyanka Chopra showed off her latka-jhatka for her second item song in Zanjeer remake titled Pinky Paise Walon Ki. The film has 5 item songs with various actresses including Mahie Gill, London-based model Jasmine May and television actress Kavita Kaushik.
Sushant Singh Rajput is romancing a little too much in the film. He said in an interview: "When I met both of them (Parineeti and Vaani), they already knew and were ready to create that romance. But the real problem I had in creating romance was with Rishi Kapoor."
This is Sanjay Dutt's second release after the actor surrendered before the TADA court for his connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Sanjay Dutt will reprise late actor Pran's role as Sher Khan. Sanjay Dutt's previous release Policegiri bombed at Box Office.