The film industry has never had it so good…
But an exciting period begins from November 28. The line-up of biggies – KAL HO NAA HO and JANASHEEN [November 28], TEHZEEB [December 5], L.O.C., LAKEER and AETBAAR [December 12], PLAN [December 19] and KHAKEE and MUNNABHAI M.B.B.S. [December 26] – clearly indicates that the year 2003 should end on a more-than-satisfying note.
Of course, it's a crucial phase as well. There's very less breathing space between each film, but let's keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best!
AVOID THE CLASH – IT'S UNHEALTHY
It's a known fact that when two or more films clash in one week, the business of films gets divided in the process. It's proved harmful most of the times. Like it happened during the Diwali week, when four films [PINJAR, SSSSHHH…, INTEHA, RAJA BHAIYA] clashed and crashed on the same day.
So, it does come as a surprise that when a producer decides to postpone the film to a latter date, thereby avoiding a clash, it is taken as a 'dar gaya' kind of an attitude in the business circles. That's disgusting!
I mean, it's important to have a good release, but what's of paramount importance for the producer is to ensure that the business prospects don't get affected just because his film clashed with another biggie in the same week.
Who benefits from this so-called clash? No one, if you ask me.
Frankly speaking, it is unhealthy to have so many films release in the same week. Postponing a film to an 'open' week, thereby averting a clash, is a step in the right direction!