9Rangoon (24 February)
Starring Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor in important roles, ‘Rangoon’ is one of the most anticipated action movies of 2017. All three superstars, who feature in the star cast of movie, boast of a huge fan following, which will ensure excellent footfalls when the film hits theaters. Besides the trio of Kangana, Saif and Shahid, filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj is another important factor which makes ‘Rangoon’ a must watch for movie enthusiasts all over the world. Vishal is considered as one of the best filmmakers from the current generation of filmmakers. Most of his previous films have worked well with the audience. His popularity as a movie maven can be gauged by the fact that Indian audience waits for his movies with bated breath simply because they have a perfect blend of strong narratives, sterling performances and excellent direction. ‘Rangoon’ seems to be another masterpiece coming from the prolific repertoire of the director. Produced under the banners of VB Films, Nadiadwala Grandsons Entertainments and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, the much awaited movie releases nationwide on 24th February.
Talking about the story, ‘Rangoon’ is a period film set against the backdrop of World War II (1939-1945). It is a love triangle full of passion, intensity and enmity. The film is loosely inspired by Mary Ann Evans aka Fearless Nadia, the first original stunt-woman of Bollywood who was a name to reckon with way back in 40’s. Kangana essays the lead character of Julia. Julia is an actress and stunt-woman, also famous for her breathtaking dance moves. She is in love with a renowned producer, Rustom (Saif Ali Khan). But once she is sent to the war front to regale and entertain soldiers fighting in World War II, she fell in love once again with a military man Havildar Nawab Malik (Shahid Kapoor). To know how the story unfolds further, you can watch the film in cinemas near you.
‘Rangoon’ marks the third collaboration between Vishal Bhardwaj and Shahid Kapoor. Both have previously worked together on two successful ventures, ‘Kaminey (2009) and ‘Haider’ (2014). The film also brings Vishal Bhardwaj and Saif Ali Khan together after a big gap of 11 years. Both did ‘Omkara’ together in 2006. Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor are working together for the first time on any film.
TRIVIA: Initially, Shahid Kapoor was to play the character of a Sikh man but the role was later changed. . .