Dilwale, Bajirao Mastani: Reasons why it can’t be called a clash

Instead of picking one over the other, audiences might consider watching both Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani at different times during their run in theatres.

Written by Sunitra Pacheco | Mumbai | Updated: December 17, 2015 3:19 pm
Dilwale, Bajirao Mastani, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer singh, Priyanka Chopra, Dilwale Bajirao Mastani, Instead of picking one over the other, audiences might consider watching both Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale at different times during their run in theatres. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

Although it’s being reported to be one of the biggest clashes in recent Bollywood history, some may argue that ‘Dilwale’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’, which hit screens on the same day – Friday, (December 18), are too far contrasting with each other, to be considered competing films.

Firstly, they both belong to different genres – Rohit Shetty’s ‘Dilwale’ has all the necessary makings of a superhit blockbuster – the Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol jodi, fresh romance with Kriti Sanon-Varun Dhawan and of course fast cars with a whole lot of action. (Dilwale vs Bajirao Mastani at box office: Will Ranveer, Deepika’s movie be able to defeat King Khan Shah Rukh?)

Meanwhile, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus is an epic historical romance drama with intense visual cinematic appeal. It will not only have snippets from the past but well-directed battle scenes, grand costumes and sets. Instead of picking one over the other, audiences might consider watching both Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale at different times during their run in theatres.

However, given Shah Rukh Khan’s enormous fan-following, predictions are that fans might in fact favour ‘Dilwale’, given it is a commercial film. ‘Bajirao Mastani’ on the other hand also makes for a winning watch since it stars one of Bollywood’s favourite current couples, both on and offscreen – Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.

No doubt, the Christmas holiday season will surely be profitable for both films.

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    Neerav
    Dec 17, 2015 at 6:09 am
    watch both the films??? people have a lot of money to waste right? how much money did this article writer get from the two film producers?
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      Ana
      Dec 17, 2015 at 1:30 pm
      Nice article by DEEPIKA PADUKONE'S PR MACHINERY. FYI, Bajirao Mastani is also Priyanka Chopra's film. You can name Kriti Salon and Varun Dhawan but not her? How much Deepika is paying THE INDIAN EXPRESS? Because most of your publication article's le reads Deeipka-Ranveer's Bajirao Mastani and blah blah blah. Seriously how much Deepika pays her PR machinery? Half of her fee? Because it's worth all the money, being in the news for unwanted reasons. GET A LIFE.
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        Chandh
        Dec 17, 2015 at 12:41 pm
        Big Big No for Dilwale Enough of seeing same old love stories, same expressions, same typical love songs, same flying cars and same meaningless comedy... Now its time for Ranveer Rocks! Now its time to watch real movies. Go FOR BAJIRAO MASTANI!! yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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          disgusted
          Dec 17, 2015 at 5:51 am
          Srk has arm-twisted multiplex owners to corner most of the shows for his film. All the 'intolerants' must boycott srk's film to teach him a good lesson!
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            manu
            Dec 17, 2015 at 8:20 am
            Dilwale movie ticket cost 200 Rs...i will spend taht money on kinds from chennai who are now desperately need food and shelter..hope all sharukh fans and god fearing peace loving people will do same instead of wasting 3 hour inside closed artificial air conditioned room by wasting time and health and ofcouse by watching most boring 10th recycle of sharuk khans DDLJ ..
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                David
                Dec 17, 2015 at 10:36 am
                India is being killed and destro from within. And the two Khans are part of the brotherhood.
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                  David
                  Dec 17, 2015 at 9:57 am
                  Only shameless unpatriotic Indians will watch these two Khans, who are mullahs in disguise, and make them more rich for their intolerance towards the majority. India is being killed and destro from within.
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