August 2016 saw some films making big bucks while on the other hand some fancy films taking an unexpected dip. As our journey progressed through August, our train stopped at multiple stations, starting from The Legend Of Michael Mishra, followed by Rustom, Mohenjodaro, Happy Bhag Jayegi and ending with our new superhero, A Flying Jatt. Let’s take a deeper look on how these films fared on our expectations list.
Start On A week Footing: The Legend of Michael Mishra
The reunion of Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani after the Munnabhai series was expected to be a laughter blaster. The movie tends to tickle your funny bone at times but a naïve plot and loosely tied characters the movie failed to make an impression, both on the viewers and the box office. To sum up, the Legend of Michael Mishra lacked the vigor, enthusiasm and energy. Thus, the first station stop of Bollywood in August was certainly not a good one.
The Clash Of The Titans: Mohenjodaro vs Rustom
The much talked about clash in the month of August saw some huge bucks being splashed in the cinema theaters. Hrithik Roshan face to face with Akshay Kumar was a lip smacking delight for all Bollywood lovers. On one hand, as Hrithik amazed us with his brilliant acting skills, Akshay Kumar gave us a chilling thriller that dates back to the famous Nanavati case of 1959. Despite amazing acting performances, Mohenjodaro, as a film barely gives a reason to be liked. It’s just like a busy station with a lot of promising vendors, but no charm at all. On the contrary, Rustom, is quick, thrilling and unveils stupendous acting performances. In short, the perfect station for the average Indian traveler, with all facilities and entertainment guaranteed. To sum up, both films were acting power packs but Mohenjodaro loses out terribly in the race.
Happy Bhag Jayegi: Simple yet Appreciable
Diana Penty’s return to the big screen, groovy numbers from Arijit and Mika Singh, a multi starrer romantic comedy, Happy Bhag Jayegi gave the Indian viewer everything people wanted. The movie may not stay a long time in your memory to make an impression, but certainly entertains the 2 hours in the Cinema theatre. Happy Bhag Jaeygi is that station from which you may not have much expectations but once you get down it will give you the pleasure of a Kulladh chai along with that of Aalo tikki of Tundla or Chola Bhatoora of Jalandhar.
The Journey ends on a Dismal Note: A Flying jatt
Have you ever felt like your tour has been amazing but the last stop is an utter disappointment? Yes, A Flying Jatt is that disappointment for the month of August. A struggling Tiger Shroff with a disabled script is not a very enjoyable state of affairs. Yes, director Remo D’Souza may put a smile on the kids with his action scenes but it’s a slaughtering for the adults. So Bollywood, after a pretty decent August fails to end it’s run with either an entertainer or a classic.