JTHJ or SOS - tough choice for moviegoers this Diwali!
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Expect fireworks at the box office this festive season
It's not a Friday but two mega films are coming out on November 13 because it is Diwali, a much-awaited date on the Bollywood calendar. Yash Chopra's last directorial Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ) and Ajay Devgn-starrer Son Of Sardaar (SOS) are releasing together on Tuesday, leaving audiences a tough choice to make.
On the one hand, there is Ajay, whose last films Singham and Bol Bachchan raked in the moolah at the box office, and on the other is the deadly combination of Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma, AR Rahman and Gulzar.
The films are different in genre - if SOS is a comedy, JTHJ promises oodles of romance and emotions. Trade pundits have predicted that the two films will join Bollywood's growing club of Rs 100-crore grossers.
The movies have been in the news for a while.
Along with their extensive promotions across the country, they have grabbed headlines for a legal issue regarding the screen space allotted to them. Ajay Devgn Ffilms (ADF) filed a legal complaint against Yash Raj Films (YRF) alleging malpractice in connection with the clash of both the releases. ADF claimed YRF used its dominant position in the industry to ask exhibitors to dedicate more screens to JTHJ instead of SOS.
It would be interesting to see how the films fare at the box office.