By Joginder Tuteja Bollywood Hungama News Network
Even though bigwigs like Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan are coming together in their stand with the producers, there are some filmmakers who are defying the strike and going ahead with the release of their films. One such film is Arshad Warsi starrer Ek Se Bure Do which is silently arriving in theaters (including multiplexes) this Friday i.e. 10th April in spite of majority of Bollywood fraternity choosing to do otherwise.
However, it isn't too much of a worrying thought though. The film belongs to 'stuck in the cans' variety and was actually launched 5 years back. There has been no promotion of the film during its making and is now seeing a near 'dead' release due to scarcity of releases in multiplexes. Even though everyone associated with the film would know that it's a loose-loose situation for all, they are rightly going ahead with the release to get rid of some backlog.
The film sees Arshad Warsi as a hero along with Rajpal Yadav who plays the second lead in the film. A comedy, it stars Natassha as the female lead whose last major release as a heroine was Koi Aap Sa (2005). Ever since then she has appeared in only film, Just Married, and that too featured her only in a cameo. The other female lead of the film is Tusha who makes her debut with the film.
In a way, release of this film would be a relief for Arshad Warsi who has moved into A-grade films in the years gone by. Ek Se Bure Do is the second in line for an old film of Arshad to be hitting the screens. A few weeks back it was Kisse Pyaar Karoon that had arrived and disappeared in a matter of a single week. That film too was years in the making and was a 'let's get this one out of the way' release.
Coming to Ek Se Bure Do, the film boasts of a heavy supporting cast comprising of actors like Govind Namdeo, Yashpal Sharma, Virendra Saxena, Vijay Raaz and Razzak Khan. In fact the biggest draw for the film could be well through an item number that has been picturised on aiming-at-being-an-item-girl Brinda Parekh whose claim to fame has been a short appearance in Madhur Bhandarkar's Corporate. However, the song (which also features Arshad Warsi) hasn't been promoted at all; something that has hardly helped the film's cause.
Produced by Suresh Seth, Ek Se Bure Do is directed by Tarique for whom this will be his first venture behind the camera. Arriving with zero publicity, the film would be lucky to survive a single weekend at theaters!
For Arshad though, it could well translate into good news. With Kisse Pyaar Karoon and now Ek Se Bure Do being finally out of his way, he would certainly be hoping that his other stuck films like Jeetenge Hum and Zamaanat are released soon as well and clear his backlog releases.