The box office will witness variations of romance this weekend when Rajkumar Santoshi’s “Phata Poster Nikla Hero” and Ritesh Batra’s debut film “The Lunchbox” hit the screens today.
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, which has been directed by Rajkumar Santoshi – the man behind cult laugh riot Andaz Apna Apna – stars Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz in the lead roles. The story revolves around an ardent Salman Khan fan who wants to become an actor but accidentally becomes a police officer.
The second big release to look forward to is ‘The Lunchbox’, starring two of Bollywood’s most versatile actors, Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddqui. Set in Mumbai, The Lunchbox revolves around the erroneous delivery of a lunchbox (dabba), which leads to a relationship between a lonely widower, Irrfan Khan, and an unhappy housewife, Nimrat Kaur, who start exchanging notes by means of the lunchbox.
The film has already carved a niche for itself in the film festival circuit. It was recently screened at the Toronto film festival and won Critics’ Week Viewers Choice Award at Cannes this year. The makers would be hoping for the film to translate its critical success into box-office collections.
And we say, enjoy different genres of romance for your weekend entertainment!