Thanks to the success of last year releases Housefull 2 and Vicky Donor and David Dhawan's latest Chashme Baddoor, the fear of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is vanishing from the minds of filmmakers who have begun to feel that cricket and cinema can co-exist. Chashme Baddoor, a remake of 1981 Sai Paranjpye directed buddy film, has set the pace for the coming weeks.
Said trade expert Komal Nahata: "Chashme Baddoor is this year's assurance to a nervous-as-hell industry. The IPL is like a monster and the film industry needs to be assured against every year. Fears were quashed last year when Housefull 2 proved a hit right in the middle of the IPL."
Trade pundit Taran Adarsh said: "IPL is no longer a threat to a good film. If the content is strong, a film can withstand any opposition."
The change has been the