Bollywood films have suffered a huge setback in the hands of Hollywood biggies this year. Furious 7 thrashed Dibakar Bannerjee’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and Jurassic World gobbled up Mohit Suri‘s Hamari Adhuri Kahani.
This Friday, it’s Terminator Genisys, the latest film in the Terminator franchise. Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to reprise his role 5 years after the last film in the franchise.
So, are the two Hindi releases this week Subhash Kapoor’s black comedy Guddu Rangeela and Smeep Kang’s comedy Second Hand Husband feeling threatened?
Says Kang, “I believe while Terminator Genisys caters to the English-speaking, action-loving young audience of the multiplex. My film Second Hand Husband, being a family comedy, would appeal to one and all.”
Subhash Kapoor, the director of Guddu Rangeela, says he doesn’t know that Terminator is releasing. “I am sure both films will find its audience,” he says.
Amit Sadh, who plays the lead in Guddu Rangeela, says, “Every film finds its audience. Besides, I’m a big fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger. On a lighter note, it is human beings versus machines. Take your pick.”