Three notable films release this weekend – Hate Story 2, Amit Sahni Ki List and Pizza. Each of these three films is a mid-budget affair and doesn’t have stars hogging the limelight. While Hate Story 2 is as commercial a film as it gets, Amit Sahni Ki List and Pizza are concept films with a different storyline to offer. Also, Hate Story 2 is a part of the Hate Story franchise that was conceptualized by Vikram Bhatt and had resulted in a Paoli Dam success story directed by Vivek Agnihotri. On the other hand Pizza is the namesake remake of a Tamil horror flick with an urban set up to it.
Between the three films, Hate Story 2 would get the biggest release as it has a solid backing of T-Series. The songs have been well promoted which has ensured some good visibility too. Moreover, ample skin show as well as high dramatic/violent quotient means there would be something in the offering for the single screens at the least.
On the other hand Amit Sahni Ki List is the kind of affair that grows on word of mouth. With Vir Das at the helm of affairs (he is incidentally the only known name/face attached to the film), there are expectations of some good laughs in the offering. A dark horse in the running, it could well fetch good word of mouth, a la Pyaar Ka Punchnama, if audience and critics give it a nod of approval.
Third release of the week is Pizza which has surprisingly been under-promoted despite the name UTV attached to it. Though the premise sounds interesting and the promo has been decently cut too, this Akshay Oberoi film (the youngster was earlier seen in Rajshri’s Isi Life Mein) would have to be really impressive in order to make its presence felt amidst new releases as well as Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya which is all set to have a good run in its second week as well.