Sounds strange, right? You might have seen Bollywood all over the IPL Opening Ceremony, so why are we talking about Filmmakers vs IPL? Well, IPL started from Wednesday April 4 and runs till May 27 – With nine teams and 76 games across 12 locations. So will Bollywood manage to get attention of the audience during this period? Well only time will say who wins this Summer Slam?
From the last few seasons of IPL, Bollywood has really a tough time in the summers. Considering IPL as a threat, filmmakers had either postponed/preponed their films or preferred not to release in that period. Not only small films even the big budgeted or the big star cast or the heavily anticipated films opted to stay away from IPL. However the scene is not same any more. 2012 will see maximum releases in these 2 months.
Following is the list of movies that are all set to catch your attention and might make you skip some of the IPL Action:
– Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Housefull2‘ (April 6)
– Actor John Abraham’s maiden home production ‘Vicky Donor‘ (April 20)
– Viacom 18 Motion Pictures’ ‘Bittoo Boss‘ (April 20)
– Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Ferrai Ki Sawari‘ (April 27)
– Priyadarshan’s action-thriller ‘Tezz‘ (April 27)
– Emraan Hashmi-starrer ‘Jannat 2‘ (May 4)
– Karisma Kapoor’s comeback film ‘Dangerous Ishq‘ (May 11)
– Yash Raj Films ‘Ishaqzaade‘ (May 18)
– And finally Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Department‘ (May 18)
Here are some analysis of the movies that were released during the previous seasons of IPL :
During the first three IPL seasons Bollywood was hit hard and year 2008 saw the release of big films like Tashan, Bhoothnath and Jannat . However Jannat was the only movie that was successful. And in 2009 Bollywood did not have any big releases. But in 2010 there were enough releases but it was only Balaji Motion Pictures Love Sex Aur Dhokha (LSD) that emerged successful. However, the fourth season of IPL and year 2011 saw a turnaround for Bollywood. The filmmakers dared to take on IPL and films like F.A.L.T.U, Dum Marro Dum, Shor in the City, Ragini MMS, Haunted 3D did some good business.
So who will be the real winner? Are filmmakers now ready to overcome the fear of IPL? Or will IPL 5 make a dent at the Box Office? In short it’s a double Dhamaka during the summer vacation season for all. Do let us know your views about this unique competition.