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Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Bang Bang’ Vs Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Haider’ – Double treat this Holiday season

We're in for a double treat this holiday season with two very special releases – 'Bang Bang' and ‘Haider’.

Written by Sunitra Pacheco , Edited by Sarika Sharma | Mumbai | Updated: October 2, 2014 9:00:51 am
Fasten your seat belts for the clash of the titans at the box office - which is in fact a clash of the genres. Fasten your seat belts for the clash of the titans at the box office – which is in fact a clash of the genres.

We’re in for a double treat this holiday season with two very special releases – Hrithik Roshan-Katrina Kaif’s ‘Bang Bang’ and Shahid Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor starrer ‘Haider’.

After their electrifying chemistry in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, one of the best-looking onscreen couples, Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif are all geared up to take the Box Office by storm literally with Siddharth Anand’s action thriller.

The film tells the tale of Rajveer Nanda (Hrithik) and Harleen Sahni (Katrina Kaif) who are forced to go on adventure that has every thrilling aspect, from jumping over rooftops, to racing the streets in a Formula One car.

Action is not new to Greek God, Hrithik Roshan and this time as well, the actor gives us a full view of his rippling biceps. However, ‘Dhoom 3’ babe Katrina Kaif has also put herself out there, working hard for the film’s action scenes.

“Whatever was required in the film I was able to do myself and execute in a manner that was desired. The journey of the film was huge with action sequences, 6 to 7 locations all across the globe. It was a very difficult film for me. We had a very strong team and we did everything we could,” said Katrina Kaif.

Hrithik Roshan on the other hand, has had somewhat of a tough year. However, the actor took up the challenge despite having emotional and physical problems, and has come out smiling on the other side. “Bang Bang was a dream of mine. It is a different matter that it took so much time to complete because of my personal challenges — both emotional and physical. But I got through. I kept myself very very strong. This is why I call ‘Bang Bang’ my biggest victory. Just completing the film has been a victory,” said Hrithik Roshan.

Based on Hollywood flick, ‘Knight and Day’, ‘Bang Bang’ has been shot in a number of locations abroad including Thailand, Greece and Abu Dhabi.

Read: Reasons why you must watch Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Bang Bang’

Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Haider’ also hits screens today. Starring Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles; the film is an Indian adaptation of Shakespearean tragedy, ‘Hamlet’. ‘Haider’ is the final film of his trilogy that began with ‘Maqbool’ followed by ‘Omkara’.

‘Haider’ revolves around a young man who struggles to come to terms with his father’s (Irrfan Khan) death. The film also examines his relationship with his mother (Tabu), who is said to have given the best performance of her career. It has a hint of Oedipal Complex in it too.

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“Tabu has brought in a modern day mother India in @Haidermovie with mystery. One of the best performance of her career,” tweeted Irrfan Khan.

Shahid Kapoor, who has outgrown the tag of ‘Bollywood’s Chocolate Boy’ also has big expectations form ‘Haider’. “I can proudly say ‘Haider’ is the best film of my career. This film has everything that I haven’t done before. I have pinned my hopes on this film,” the actor said in a recent interview.

Read: Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Haider’: Why you must watch this Vishal Bhardwaj film

‘Ek Villain’ actress, Shraddha Kapoor says ‘Haider’ has been a life changing experience for her. “In my fifth film to share screen space with great actors like Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Kay Kay Menon, Shahid Kapoor is unbelievable. I feel fortunate to get this opportunity. It was phenomenal to work with such actors. I used to pinch myself every day.”

Set in beautiful and tumultuous Kashmir, ‘Haider’ will allow the audience to delve into the picturesque snow-capped mountains. The film has been shot at various locations including Sonamarg, Anantnag, Pahalgam and Dal Lake.

So, fasten your seat belts for the clash of the titans at the box office – which is in fact a clash of the genres. And we will be back with the reviews of these two movies later today.

Also Read: Vidya, Huma, Ali Zafar, other Bollywood celebs heap praise on Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Haider’

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