Hits, Superhits and Blockbusters – This is the trend which is being evidenced this winning season in 2018 where practically every major release is turning out to be a successful at the Box Office. Of course, it has a lot to do with the content as well. Be it a Raazi (realistic spy drama) or a 102 Not Out (feel good entertainer) or the recent release Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran (patriotic thriller), different genres is what’s keeping the audience engaged, something that is ensuring that there are consistent footfalls week after week.
This is the reason why when Bhavesh Joshi Superhero is releasing this Friday, all eyes are on whether audiences would embrace this film as well, which is again quite different from what one has been seeing one Friday after another in 2018 which is turning out to be one of the best years for Bollywood.
“Looks like audience interest is indeed there for the film because yet again there is something different being served to them,” says an insider, “While there have been Hollywood superhero films like Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 already served to the audience, they were quintessential summer entertainers from Hollywood. Bhavesh Joshi Superhero is different because the superhero here is the unlikeliest of heroes that you see on the big screen. He is a common man, doesn’t really have superpowers, isn’t there to save the world from a massacre and moreover, is vulnerable as well.”
However, in the times when promising realism is preferred over fake heroism, Harshvardhan Kapoor indeed has chosen a different kind of a film that is in a league of its own.
“Director Vikramaditya Motwane has made films like Udaan, Lootera and Trapped, each one different from the other. While critical acclaim has followed him in each one of these, what he could well be looking for his a commercial success as well. Bhavesh Joshi Superhero could well turn out to be one such film since it is releasing at a time when audiences are more accepting than ever before of content that is different and yet entertaining,” our trade source comments.
As for Harshvardhan Kapoor, the film is a good platform as well to deliver something interesting for the audience so that they see a different facet of his acting personality.
“His debut release Mirzya was set in a fantasy world and worked more as a costume drama. To put it politely, it was more of an art house festival affair. On the other hand Bhavesh Joshi Superhero is a rooted affair. As a common man in Mumbai who is fighting against the water mafia, the battle is far more personal and believable here. The film is a good platform for Harshvardhan to demonstrate what he is truly capable of in a stage and setting like this,” says a close associate of the actor.
One waits to see how it all turns out to be once Bhavesh Joshi Superhero releases all over on the coming Friday.