With two major Bollywood releases this week, it must be a tough choice for you to pick one. Siddharth Anand's 'Bang Bang!' and Vishal Bharadwaj's 'Haider', both deserve the kind of attention they're getting after their respective releases. While 'Bang Bang!' created much hype with its teaser trailer and promotions that involved celebrities like Shahrukh Khan and Ranveer Singh, Haider was highly anticipated considering glimpses of Shahid's performance in the trailer of this film. If you're confused about which film to watch, let us help you..
Watch Bang Bang! if:
You're a Hrithik Roshan fan-
Superstar Hrithik Roshan is the strongest pillar of this film and gives us the best of his performance on-screen. He confidently carries the plot of this film forward and doesn't give us a chance to complain. Even if you don't like the story line that much, Hrithik will have you sit through every last minute of the film.
You love action flicks-
The stunts and action sequences in this film are worth a watch. Going by the genre of an action film, Bang Bang! won't disappoint you.
You want to give your thinking cap some rest-
Though the 'action' part is worth watching, the story that pulls all the action together may not impress. Many parts of the film defy logic and may have you questioning yourself. So, if you're okay with leaving your thinking cap behind and just plain enjoying the action, this film's for you.
Watch Haider if:
You're a Shahid Kapoor fan-
As seen in the trailer before the film's release, Shahid managed to deliver what was expected from his performance in the film. His onscreen character of 'Haider' was not easy to play and we can say that he has done complete justice to it. Even if you weren't a Shahid Kapoor fan, his performance in this film may make you change your mind.
You're tired of happy endings-
The story of 'Haider' is not exactly something that will make you smile or laugh throughout. When you walk out of the cinema hall, don't expect to leave with a smile knowing that they all live happily ever after. This is not your average Bollywood film; it will make you smile as you leave thinking about the how beautifully this dark story was put together.
You're okay with paying attention through every minute-
Haider showcases some very intense moments story-wise and will require you to pay attention throughout. Seconds of wandering about in other thoughts may leave you disinterested in what this story has to offer you further.
Now that we've given you a gist of what to expect from both these films, we hope it has become easier for you to pick one. If not, you may as well enjoy both!