MUMBAI: For cinegoers this weekend — from romantic film “Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai” to erotic thriller “Jism 2”, from comedy “From Sydney With Love” to 3D animated film “Krishna Aur Kans” — all are set to come out Friday.
A dramatic love story, “Yeh Jo…”, is about two young people and how the enmity between their respective Rajput families creats obstacle in their lives. Featuring newcomers Aditya Samanta and Nazia Hussain, the music of the film, is composed by Anu Malik. Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, the film marks the new innings for Shakti Samanta’s banner Aradhana Films, known for romantic dramas like “Amar Prem”, “Kati Patang” and “Aradhana”. “Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai” cast also includes veteran actors like Mohnish Behl, Rati Agnihotri and Farida Jalal.
Then there is “From Sydney With Love”, directed by Prateek Chakravorty, grandson of Pramod Chakravorty. Starring newcomers Sharad Malhotra, Bidita Bag, Evelyn Sharma and Reshmi Ghosh, “From Sydney…”, made under the banner Pramod Films, is a family comedy. In the film, Meghaa Banerjee (Bidita) flies to Sydney after getting a scholarship. She meets Rohit Khurana (Sharad) there and they gel well right from the start. What follows is a quirky love story.
After family comedy and romantic drama, there is filmmaker Pooja Bhatt’s bold “Jism 2”. A sequel to 2003 film “Jism”, it marks the debut of Indo-Canadian adult actress Sunny Leone in Bollywood. Passed with an A-certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), it also features Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh. Co-produced by Pooja and Dino Morea, the film is about an adult star (Sunny), who is hired by an intelligence officer (Arunoday) to become a ‘honey-trap’ for a dreaded assassin (Randeep). Pooja, 40, said that “Jism 2” will be ‘the most sensual film of our times’ and ‘it is an adult film that targets mature audiences’.
The young audience can watch out for “Krishna Aur Kans”, the 3D animated film, which is releasing in four different languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and English. Based on the timeless tale of Lord Krishna, it has a voice cast of actors Om Puri as Kans, Juhi Chawla as Mother Yashoda and Prachi Save as Krishna. Other voiceovers are by Manoj Bajpayee as Nand, Sachin Pilgaonkar as Vasudev, Supriya Pilgaonkar as Devaki, A.K. Hangal as King Ugrasen and Anupam Kher as Gargacharya. Made under the banner of Reliance Animation, a subsidiary of Reliance Entertainment, the movie will release in over 350 screens across the country. Directed by Vikram Veturi and written by Kamlesh Pandey, the animation film went on floors after four years of research. It took the makers another five years to create the magnum opus. As many as 1,200 people have been working on the project.