Preview: Monsoon Shootout to Release this week with the much Awaited Star Wars The Last Jedi.
This week Hindi film Monsoon Shootout is releasing with the much awaited Hollywood flick Star Wars The Last Jedi, let’s find out what to watch.
DIRECTED by AMIT KUMAR an unknown quantity if Indian cinema is taken into consideration but surprisingly a better known in world cinema through his assistant direction work in Emma Watson starrer THE COLONIA (2015) also previously being assistant to the same director FLORIAN GALLENBERGER who was behind CITY OF WAR- THE STORY OF JOHN RABE (2009) which went on to win Best picture at German Film Awards.
Besides all this, AMIT made a 15-minute documentary THE BYPASS in 2003 which starred the same leading man in his maiden Hindi venture.
So NAWAZUDDIN has been there for a long time and it’s only now he has been getting his dues but quantity affecting quality is a tricky question. Because of late you see him every two months in a small budget product which mostly sank without a trace hopefully this time it’s not the case. On a light-hearted note, we were discussing if he is filling the shoes of MITHUN DA who was the king of small films in the late 80s and almost whole 90s. But we still will give the benefit of the doubt and hopefully, he will balance everything, especially with some memorable cinema.
Also giving him able company, TANNISHTHA CHATTERJEE and VIJAY VERMA.
Will AMIT in his directorial debut struck the right chord at the box office only time will tell but it’s coming almost silently and that sometimes hurts badly.But we only hope best for the Makers and also the audience enjoys and doesn’t get tortured.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
DIRECTED by RIAN JOHNSON who is very competent if his CV is any indication be it THE LOOPER (2012), THE BROTHERS BLOOM (2008), BRICK (2005). He has also been the man behind the camera for the legendary series BREAKING BAD from 2010 to 2013.
This epic franchise latest installment has been written by RIAN himself and we don’t need to remind anyone who is the producer right?
While it’s been a darling of the box office in most parts of the world but unfortunately same can’t be said about it in INDIA where some franchises just don’t find any takers and this virus passes on to generation after generation. So to expect this latest to make it any impact well some things are impossible but then anything is possible?
Note – There was a time when no one imagined a Hindi movie to be 1hr 32 min short affair and Hollywood touching 2 and a half hours was a rarity but how times change the latest example when timings have interchanged hopefully the impact and entertainment quotient is same especially from India aside.