It's final. The Dirty Picture jodi of Vidya Balan and Tusshar Kapoor would be clashing with each other next weekend. With Kahaani and Chaar Din Ki Chandni's arrival on the same day becoming inevitable, the next obvious question was whether both films will aim at arriving a day earlier on Thursday and take advantage of the festive occasion of 'Holi'. As has turned out though, only Chaar Din Ki Chandni is doing that while Kahaani makers are sure that it would be a regular Friday release for them.
"Yes, there were always talks to bring Chaar Din Ki Chandni a day earlier. This way it would be able to benefit from a 'chaar din ka' long weekend since in almost all parts of the country, Thursday is a holiday and people are expected to stay home on Friday as well", comments a source attached to the film.
It has to be seen though whether makers of other films would be too pleased with these developments. After all London Paris New York, Paan Singh Tomar and Will You Marry Me? are anyways crowding theatres this weekend and it would be almost impossible for these films to make way for Chaar Din Ki Chandni as well as Kahaani on Thursday.
"In any case Kahaani makers are in no such hurry. They are happy with a conventional Friday release. Moreover with Vidya going all out to promote the film, it also gives her and the film one extra day to add on to the momentum", says a source from the Balan camp.
Thankfully both films belong to different genre which means an extra day or two for Chaar Din Ki Chandni won't really make much difference to the prospects of Kahaani.
"Last I heard, movies are supposed to release on Fridays, not Thursdays", quips Sujoy Ghosh, director of Kahaani, "As an audience I will see what I have to see instead of thinking about whether a particular film has arrived on Holi or otherwise."
As for the competition, he is undeterred, "I think Chaar Din Ki Chandni has a very nice feel to it but then it is in a different zone altogether when compared to Kahaani. There is enough space for both films to co-exist; I am absolutely cool with that."