Long gone are those days when filmmakers ended their films with 'And they lived happily ever after' story. With the current trend of franchises, prequels and sequels, the filmmakers have been trying to rake in the moolah of their last successful film. Looks like it's a week of prequels and sequels in the movie industry. With the love filmmakers have for sequels, it seems this time all of them decided to release their films in the same week.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them –
Riding on the success of the 'Harry Potter' franchise, director David Yates reunites with writer J.K.Rowling for a prequel of the hit series. This film is expected to have everything that one can expect from J.K.Rowling, magic, wizards, prejudices, and bureaucracies, threatened by dark forces from within. The film starts exactly seventy years before Harry Potter joined Hogwarts. It follows the journey of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a writer in New York's secret community of witches and wizards.
Force 2 –
John Abraham returns with twice the force as he reprises his role as ACP Yashvardhan, in the sequel of his hit film 'Force', which released in 2011. 'Force 2' promises to be a high-octane action thriller packed with gravity-defying stunts. Set in parts of China, India and Budapest, ACP Yashvardhan joins hands with female officer Kiran played by Bollywood's current action queen Sonakshi Sinha, in order to nab a mastermind played by Tahir Raj Bhasin, who threatens national security. Expect a gripping story-line and larger-than-life action sequences in this much-awaited sequel.
Tum Bin 2 –
Capitalising on the success of the 2001 film 'Tum Bin', director Anubhav Sinha returns with its sequel. The 2001 film marked the debut of the director, who also launched 4 new faces, Sandali Sinha, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Himanshu Malik, and Raqesh Vashisth. The film became a surprise hit of the year. With soulful music, featuring songs by Jagjit Singh, Sonu Nigam and Udit Narayan, the film captured the attention of the youngsters. This time too, the director casts relatively new actors, Aditya Seal, Neha Sharma and Aashim Gulati and also recreates the magic of Jagjit Singh's 'Koi Fariyad'. The film looks promising with its refreshing content that will bring back the beautiful memories of the old film.
So which film are you most likely to watch?