Gangs of Wasseypur take on Teri Meri Kahaani

The Friday will see two Bollywood movies clashing for box office collection – Teri Meri Kahaani and Gangs of Wasseypur.

While Kunal Kapoor arranged a major premier for his Teri Meri Kahaani in London where it is expected to receive strong reception among big NRI population in the UK, Anurag Kashyap is comparatively low key the promotions of Gangs of Wasseypur.

Kunal flew his actors to London for the movie’s premier in Dubai last night. British Indian singer Navin Kundra hosted the movie’s press conference organised by Atif Malik, where lead actors Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra recited dialogues from the movie.

While Priyanka Chopra’s earlier big budged movies of 2012, Don 2 and Agneepath recked in Rs 100 crore (US$22 million), the actor is cautious about making any promises with Teri Meri Kahaani.

“It doesn’t mean that only a film that makes Rs 100 crore is a hit. We just hope people like our film and the numbers will follow.”

Her co-actor Shahid Kapoor however is more optimistic and doesn’t think that Gangs of Wasseypur will have any major impact on Teri Meri Kahaani.

“There’s enough place for two films. Our films are very different.

This is the first time that Shahid and Priyanka will share the screen space since ‘Kaminey’.

“People really liked us in ‘Kaminey’ even though we had just eight scenes together and here we have 70 scenes,” says Shahid.

Produced by Sunil Lulla, Vicky Bahri and Kunal Kohli, Teri Meri Kahaani is a romantic drama directed by Kunal Kohli. The movie is described as “thrice upon a love story”, since the plot is set in three eras – 1910, 1960, and 2012.

In each of these eras, the lead actors play different characters. While the love stories of 1910 and 1960 remain incomplete, it is the love story of 2012 that keeps the audience wondering whether the story is headed towards a happy end.

We will not spoil the fun by revealing the climax, but we will leave you with the thought that the movie takes you on a wonderful journey of emotions, locations, cultures and eras, accompanied by mesmerising music.

In contrast, Gangs of Wasseypur is a violence-oriented story set in a north Indian village called Dhanbad.

The rain of bullets pour in the movie almost from the first scene of the movie and continues throughout the movie, interspersed with sexual scenes that double up to provide comic relief.

While the story of the movie is a tried-and-tested revenge drama of the nineties, it is the strong screenplay and its unique interpretation by director Anurag Kashyap that takes the movie to a different level.

Film: Teri Meri Kahaani (Teri Meri Kahani)

Director: Kunal Kohli

Producer: Kunal Kohli, Vicky Bahri and Sunil Lulla

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Prachi Desai, Neha Sharma

Film: Gangs of Wasseypur I (GOW I)

Director: Anurag Kashyap

Cast: Tigmanshu Dhulia, Piyush Mishra, Richa Chadda, Manoj Bajpayee, Reemma Sen


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