No IPL jitters, Bollywood to go ahead with big releases

No IPL jitters, Bollywood to go ahead with big releases

No IPL jitters, Bollywood to go ahead with big releases

 A scene from 'Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge'. The film will release on March 5.

Last IPL season had seen a drought like situation at the box office as no major films hit the theaters, partly because of the standoff between producers and multiplex owners and also because the filmmakers were wary of clashing their releases with the 20-20 matches.

However, the situation has changed as audience will be treated to a pleasant mix of big budgets films and experimental cinema this IPL season staring from March 12 and going on till April 25.

For instance, Warner Bros Pictures has decided to release four films in a row the first being 'Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge' on March 5, followed by Hollywood Film, 'Clash of the Titans' on April 2.

Then coming to the cinemas will be Riteish Deshmukh and Jacquelin Fernandes starrer 'Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai' on April 9 followed by Hindi animation film 'Bird Idol' releasing on April 23.

"We are extremely excited to release not one but four films in this period where most distributors stay away. We are confident that our films will appeal to all audiences and will make them laugh, cry, fall in love, cheer and most importantly be entertained!" said Denzil Dias, Deputy Managing Director (Theatrical), Warner Bros. Pictures, India.

Other tentative releases lined for this season are from some of the biggest names of the film industry.These include Salman Khan, Lara Dutta starrer, 'Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai', Shahid-Kareena's much-awaited 'Milenge Milenge', Ram Gopal Verma's horror flick 'Phoonk 2', Sajid Khan mad cap comedy 'Housefull' and Vivek Oberoi's second launchpad film 'Prince'.

Then again there are some inteteresting films spearheading the new wave in Indian cinema like Abhay Deol's 'Road, Movie', 'Love Sex Aur Dhokha' by Dibakar Banerjee, Rajeev Khandelwal starrer, 'Peter Gaya Kaam Se', Shyam Benegal's 'Well Done Abba' and Gurinder Chaddha's 'It's a Wonderful After Life' to name a few.

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