Bhubaneswar: The last week in 2016 did not see a plethora of new movies. The movie market this week is overwhelmed by Aamir Khan and his latest film Dangal. The movie is really hitting it off with the audience, and has collected 197.57 crores in the first week. With little competition from other movies, Dangal is surely going to enter the 300 crore club market in the passing week with ease.
However, there is one new movie to talk about this weekend. With the commercial success of more than 10 video games on its name, Michael Fassbender is ending the year with a bang – with his new movie Assassin’s Creed. Based on an assassin group in the mediaeval period, this movie explores the idea of time travel and ancestral skills. The movie has been released in 3D format all over Odisha this Friday. With mature and admirable graphics and out of the box action sequence the movie is acquiring interest of video games enthusiasts all over the world. However, with the experiment of a new type of storytelling concept and the fact that critics have not been quite excited about this movie makes us a little unsure of how this movie will do in Odisha.
On the other hand, Ollywood industry is expecting two big releases in the very first month of New Year with all-time favourite Siddhanta Mahapatra and the mass entertainer Babushan. Both are entering the New Year market with their film Godfather and Dil Deewana heigala respectively. While Godfather seems to be an action packed-drama movie, Dil Deewana heigala is expected to be a heartwarming love story. Based on the previous clashes in Odia Film Industry, there’s always a clear winner and a clear loser. But, with the genre of these two movies and the buzz they have created among the audience, it may be harder to determine a winner. The movies are scheduled on different dates. Looks like, time is going to be the ultimate judge. Which one are you going to see in this New Year?
(Content and photograph contribution by Sandeep Hati)