October has a lot to offer in terms of box office clashes. This year’s two much-awaited movies Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay are both releasing in October on Diwali. On one hand, Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Fawad Khan is high on romance, love and heartbreak. Karan Johar is directing a movie after a long gap. The film is also getting a lot of attention due to soaring chemistry between Ranbir and Aishwarya. And people can’t stop calling this as Ranbir’s comeback film.
Shivaay, in contrast to Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, is an action thriller directed and co-produced by Ajay Devgn. It features Ajay Devgn, Sayyeshaa Saigal, and Erika Kaar in lead roles.
Even before release, two films have been dragged into the controversy. It all started with Ajay blaming Karan to have paid Kamal Rashid Khan (KRK) Rs 25 lakhs to support Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. However, Karan denied comment on the whole issue.
Regardless of who says what on Twitter about both the films, the battle will ultimately boil down to screen numbers. And looking at the way PVR cinemas have been promoting Ae Dil Hai Muhskil, KJo seems to have apparently got a prominent multiplex on his side in the battle.
Another big release this month is Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirzya starring Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher. It is a debut for Anil Kapoor’s son and the film’s music is already being much appreciated.
Both Fuddu and Ek Tera Sath will release on October 14.
Films releasing in October 2016:
Mirzya: October 7
Fuddu: October 14
Ek Tera Saath: October 14
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: October 28
Shivaay: October 28