The countdown has begun. Aamir Khan‘s PK will release, and that will establish whether there is some light at the end of the tunnel for Bollywood, considering the dull run it has been at theaters for the last few weeks. However the fact remains that as of now, Kick stays on to be the biggest success story of the year, what with the film collecting over 230 crore at the box office. While this is Salman Khan‘s biggest grosser till date, it is also an achievement for producer-director Sajid Nadiadwala who hits a six with his very first ball.
Now it has to be seen whether the Aamir Khan-Rajkumar Hirani combination manages to hit it out of the ground with their PK, which is the only biggie remaining before the curtains fall on 2014. As a matter of fact, it is pretty much a wait and watch scenario because while the film is arriving with huge expectations, the hype has been controlled by producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra who obviously didn’t want to go overboard with his newest outing. The plot continues to be under wraps.
All of this means that there is a huge surprise in store, hopefully a pleasant one at that, once the Aamir Khan starrer with Anushka Sharma as his leading lady hits the screens.
As for Kick, all cards were on the table at the onset of the film’s promotion, once it was declared that this tale would be all about the life and the times of Devil. The promo spoke for the movie in a major way and stays on to be the most appreciated of the year so far (though Akshay Kumar‘s Baby has caught on well too with some good buzz building around it). The results were seen in the overwhelming response that the film gained once it hit the screens.
An effort spanning around two years was worth it as Salman scored his first double century, Sajid delivered more than promised and Jacqueline Fernandez became an overnight star. Oh wait, Nawazuddin Siddiqui got into the big league in a major way as well while Randeep Hooda got to stay away from his brooding image for a while.
For PK, all cards are still being kept close to the chest by the makers, so one waits to see the kind of critical and commercial response it gains. For the sake of the Bollywood industry in general, hopefully there is a solid outing in store, lest it turns out to be a Salman Khan dominated year all over again.