Bollywood is about to witness one in all the biggest box office clashes next week with Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan releasing their films Kaabil and Raees on the same day – January 26. Earlier, Kaabil was supposed to hit theatres only after 6 pm on Republic Day. It’ll currently be screened throughout the day. One of the first huge box office clashes of 2017 are witnessed on January 25, when Raees vs Kaabil can hit the theaters on the same day. However Hrithik Roshan feels it may have been avoided if the producers of the Shah Rukh Khan-starter had planned things in a better manner.
Raees Vs Kaabil
Hrithik believes “Raees” had already been pushed a lot so the makers wanted to release it as shortly as possible. “I think ‘Raees’ additionally didn’t have any choice. The film is waiting for a release date for quite it slow. It was presupposed to release with ‘Sultan’ however it got pushed. They’re additionally in a problem. I understand that. My disappointment is simply that if the party had planned it a little better than this clash wouldn’t have happened,” he said.
Producers generally avoid releasing 2 star-driven films along as they eat into each other’s business. Hrithik’s last film “Mohenjo Daro” clashed with “Rustom” and things failed to prove well for the actor with the large budget period drama failing at the box office.
While the Sanjay Gupta-directed film can have both Hrithik and Yami Gautam enjoying visually challenged characters, “Raees” directed Rahul Dholakia revolves around a Gujarati criminal (SRK). Pakistani actor Mahira Khan plays his love interest and Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a cop within the film.
Here are 3 reasons why Raees and Kaabil are a battle between equals.
- Both Shah Rukh and Hrithik stand an equal chance of rating at the box office. Each want a hit, what with their 2016 releases under-performing at the box office with Fan and Mohenjo Daro respectively.
- First time directors for both: Shah Rukh Khan has worked with Rahul Dholakia for the first time in Raees. Hrithik Roshan too has never worked with Sanjay Gupta before. Expect a freshness within the collaborative spirit.
- Fresh pairing: Hrithik has never worked with Yaami Gupta before and ditto for Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan. So simply savour the freshness of the pairs. however be warned: Neither of the 2 leading ladies have a lot of to do. This Republic Day, it’s the heroes’ show all the approach.
From the time he came into the industry, Hrithik has been Shah Rukh’s greatest competitor. Currently for the first time they’re being directly pitted against each other. Both stand an equal chance of scoring at the box office. Each would like a hit, with their 2016 releases under-performing at the box office. Shah Rukh Khan has worked with Rahul Dholakia for the first time in Raees. Hrithik Roshan too has never worked with Sanjay Gupta before. Expect a freshness within the collaborative spirit next Wednesday.
Raees vs Kaabil are as totally different as chalk and cheese. One has a period setting, the other includes a more contemporary touch. Whereas Raees is that the story of a liquor baron, Kaabil tells the saga of a blind person insanely in love, seeking revenge. Both have the potential to be huge blockbusters. This might well an encore of the Gadar-Lagaan week at the box-office.