Vikramaditya Motwane’s super-hero film Bhavesh Joshi is no longer coming on May 25. This is not because of John Abraham’s Parmanu coming on the same day. It is to create a healthy clash at the box-office between brother-sister Harshvardhan and Sonam Kapoor.
For those who came in late, the Sonam Kapoor starrer Veere Di Wedding which also happens to be the Kapoors’ home production, is scheduled to release on June 1.
Now with Bhavesh Joshi being pushed ahead by a week, sister Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and brother Harshvardhan Kapoor would be clashing directly at the box-office.
Says a source close to the development, “It’s not like a dark war-like clash between the two films. Veere Di Wedding and Bhavesh Joshi are as different from one another as any two films can be. But this is the first time that siblings, a brother and sister are coming together with their respective films on the same Friday.”
The other reason why Bhavesh Joshi has been postponed is the non-availability of a solid chain of theatres. “With Raazi doing much better than expected last week and Dead Pool 2 releasing this week it’s going to be hard to get primetime show timings for us,” says a source close to the development.
Harshvardhan Kapoor's second outing after the ill-fated Mirziya, a vigilante drama, is high on action designed by an international crew and is shot at some never seen locations in and around Mumbai. The movie traces the journey of a young man’s personal crusade against the system and his quest for revenge leading to the emergence of a common man's superhero in the form of 'Bhavesh Joshi Superhero'.
A still from Bhavesh Joshi
Bhavesh Joshi is an action film about a young man who decides to avenge the death of his closest friend by taking on the very system that killed him. While doing so, he discovers that he’s destined for something much bigger. On the other hand, Veere di Wedding is a light hearted comedy about female bonding.