Indian cinema has no dearth of films which either courted major debate or faced a complete ban and were never released in the country. Interestingly, these movies have garnered ramble critical reviews and been well-received at international film festivals. From themes that deal with communal violence to religious sentiments, homosexuality and politics to memes in making.
Since classic movies like Aandhi to history reviving, Padmavaat, these films went on buzz throughout the country same way here are four upcoming movies creating a huge buzz right now:
This week seems to be the week of trailer launches but with a wrap of controversies.
#KGF (Kolar Gold Fields)
Kannada film directed by Prasanth Neel is the talk of the town. The promo of the upcoming film was unveiled in a splendid ceremony in Bengaluru and Chennai attended by many film personalities.
The trailer of the first part of KGF (planned as a two-part series) was released on YouTube in five languages, namely Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam. Film buffs from across the country are going gaga about the trailer and its gritty content.
KGF’s trailer begins with a scene depicting the birth of Rocky (Yash). The film focuses on Rocky’s difficult childhood in Mumbai and how he became a gangster.
Apparently, KGF is one of the biggest films ever made in Kannada. Therefore the film itself is making controversies but soon we’ll get to know once it hits the theatre.
KGF, which is set in the 1970s, will hit the theatres on December 21 which might clash with SRK’s Zero. The film stars Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Vasishta N Simha, Ramya Krishnan and Malavika Avinash in prominent roles.
The trailer of Zero hit the web on Shah Rukh’s 53rd birthday and has already become a rage on the internet.
In fact, social-media trends saw Shah Rukh Khan and Zero trailer launch on them even before Shah Rukh could reach the venue where the trailer of the film was being launched. Twitter also had a special emoji, Bauuwa Singh, in place for hashtags on Zero.
In Aanand L Rai’s Zero, Shah Rukh Khan plays the vertically challenged Bauua Singh. The man who can change a person’s luck. Katrina Kaif plays an actress who is battling alcoholism, while Anushka Sharma will be seen as a scientist in the film.
But the film had steered into rough waters when Manjinder Singh Sirsa, General Secretary of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, filed a complaint against SRK and Rai for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Sikh community.
The protest says that Shah Rukh Khan is wearing Gatra Kirpan in the film, and that can be worn only and only by a Sikh who is fully devoted. Sirsa has complained to CBFC as well.
Well, later on, the makers clarified that the dagger in the scene was a ‘katar’, which was ‘nowhere close to a Kirpan that carries the distinguished blessing of being Khalsa’. So Sirsa even calmed down.
The film, which has special appearances by Sridevi, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Rani Mukerji, Kajol and Salman Khan, is slated to release on December 21.
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Director Shankar unveiled the trailer of 2.0, the much-awaited the sci-fi film starring Superstar Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in the lead roles.
Amid huge expectations, the latest glimpse of 2.0 boasts of some great VFX on par with Hollywood standards. The trailer launch took place at a private theatre in Chennai. The entire crew of 2.0 including Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson were present. The film has been made on an extravagant budget. 2.0 impart a global message, according to director Shankar. And of course, went on controversies in a positive and also negative way.
Talking about negative reviews based on the trailer, one part of the audience felt the film is just one impending outcome of our hopeless addiction to smartphones, the trailer’s got robots, explosions, and a gigantic eagle made from millions of hijacked mobile devices.
2.0 pits Chitti against a baddie who not only has an extreme scorn for mobile devices; he is also apparently able to control them, turning millions of smartphones and tablets into gigantic robots and eagles that cause destruction on citizens who have no means to share videos of the attacks with friends on social media. So maybe he’s not such a baddie after all? HAHA
2.0 hit theatres on November 29.
Kedarnath, the soon-to-be-released movie in which Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara is making her film debut, was extensively shot in the shrine town two years ago. The disastrous floods that struck the town in 2013, forms the film’s background. Sushant plays the male lead in it, which has been directed by Abhishek Kapoor.
Days after the teaser of Kedarnath, the film had evoked a sharp reaction from teerth purohits (priests) of the shrine town of Kedarnath in Uttarakhand’s Chardham. Protests followed after the teaser and poster of the ‘controversial’ film went on floors. Protesters also demanded a blanket ban on the film alleging that it hurts the Hindu spiritual sentiments by openly promoting ‘love jihad’.
Ajendra Ajay, a state BJP leader has urged the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, Prasoon Joshi for the film to be banned.
Referring to the teaser, Ajay also said it shows the bold scenes of the lead pair in the background of floods in which thousands were killed.
Ajay went on raising objections to the film’s poster that ‘shows the hero, a Muslim carrying the heroine, a Hindu’, in a palanquin with the Kedarnath shrine in the background.
Kedarnath is finally hitting the theatres on 7th of December after a lot of shuffling.
Tip: Don’t Judge Before You See With A Bucket Popcorn.