It’s Bollywood’s one film verses three regional films today as Akshay Kumar’s Gabbar Is Back releases with Kamal Haasan’s Uttama Villain, Tamil film Vai Raja Vai directed by Rajinikanth’s younger daughter Aishwaryaa R Dhanush and Sushmita Sen’s first Bengali film Nirbaak. As regional films have a stream of releases today, Bollywood has only one film to offer.
Akshay Kumar’s Gabbar Is Back is an anti-corruption film where the poster of the film says corruption dies on May 1, 2015. Using the name of the iconic Hindi villain Gabbar, Akshay’s film portrays a protagonist who works towards destroying the root cause of evil in our country that is corruption. Directed by Krish, the film also stars Shruti Haasan, Kareena Kapoor in a cameo, Sonu Sood and Prakash Raj amongst others.
Kamal Haasan’s Uttama Villain, which was recently caught up in a lot of controversies, is supposed to release today. However according to latest reports the film’s release schedule has been delayed due to some financial issue between the producers and the theatre officials. The problem is currently being sorted out and the film will hopefully be open for afternoon shows.
Rajinikanth’s daughter Aishwaryaa R Dhanush is all set for the major release of her second film Vai Raja Vai. The film is a romantic thriller unlike her previous psychological thriller 3, which was her debut film. Vai Raja Vai sees actors Gautham Kartik and Fukrey actress Priya Anand in the lead role and Aishwaryaa’s husband actor Dhanush has a cameo in the film.
Bengali film Nirbaak presented by Srijit Mukherjee has Bollywood beauty Sushmita Sen. It is her first Bengali film in which Sushmita plays the central character around which four stories revolve. She is referred to as ‘The Girl’ or ‘The Woman’ the film giving the story a mysterious appeal.
In other sections Hollywood films Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron are still heading strong in the race. Only time will tell how these other films will fare comparatively.