Bollywood has some hard core truths about it. One of them being, any movie starring Salman Khan will make money. The movie might lack story, performance, or even logic but it will be a block buster. The main reason for this to be true is the undying love of Salman’s fans! Millions of people adore their ‘Sallu Bhai’ and all of his movies will be watched by these millions of followers.
So it comes as no surprise that the recent teaser release of his upcoming film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan saw the same excitement which soon turned into hysteria. The release date of the teaser wasn’t fixed and kept changing until the day it was actually released. But that doesn’t stop the millions from anticipating it, does it? Soon twitter saw #BajrangiBhaijaanRevealSoon trending in India. The release of the teaser on 28th May saw another hashtag #BBTeaserTonight trending and such was the reach of this teaser that in 4 days it boasts of 2.5 million views on YouTube. Post the teaser launch many such hashtags trended on twitter, like, #SensationalBBTeaser and currently #Fastest50KLikesOnBBTeaser is trending in India.
Nothing surprising there. What’s surprising is the storyline of Salman’s upcoming film. As is norm nowadays, the story was kept under wraps and nothing was being revealed before the teaser launch. And now that it’s out we all know the premises of the movie which is nothing like the previous high-octane, action pumping movies of Salman and the change is rather a welcome surprise.
Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan will see our Dabanng star with a golden heart and a biggest follower of Bajrangbali, take it upon himself to help a lost little girl reach back her home to her native country, Pakistan. The film promises to show patriotism which comes from loving the country and also has a big humanity angle. Rest assured, this Eid, the movie will definitely be a blockbuster, striking emotional chord with various Indians and Pakistanis alike.
The film’s leading lady, Kareena Kapoor Khan has gotten very limited screen time in the trailer as compared to the little Pakistani girl who will clearly get more screen space in the movie as well. There has also been a glimpse of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, sitting with Salman and the mute Pakistani girl in the truck, delivering the best one-liner of the trailer.
NS: “Iske ammi abbu ko dhundoge kaise?”
SK: “Bajrangbali maddat karege na.”
NS: “Pakistan mein bhi?”
I wouldn’t want to align myself with any one of the Khan clans but I know this for sure, I’m waiting to see this movie on a big screen. Going by the teaser, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is going to be an emotional ride interspersed with action, drama and witty one-liners. And Salman definitely is a great sight 😉