Race 2, the new action film featuring Agent Vinod star Saif Ali Khan and legendary Indian actor Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), managed to fend off the competition during its first week in theaters. Action fans clearly aren't fazed by negative reviews highlighting the film's emphasis on flash over substance. Anupama Chopra of the Hundstan Times writes that, "Race 2 is essentially a big-budget cartoon in which coolness is all."
In North America, Race 2 has already grossed $1.1 million, a solid haul for any Indian film.
Note: These grosses come from territories with reliable reporting. They do not represent the entire country.
Jolly LLB will hit theaters in North America on March 15.
Advocate Jagdish Tyagi, who goes by the nickname of Jolly, is a law graduate with frustrated ambitions unhappy with his life in Meerut, a small town in North India. Desperate to make it big in the field of law, he moves to Delhi. In a shortcut method to achieve fame, he reopens a high profile case. What follows is a roller coaster ride of a man, his moralities, ambition and relationships.
UTV announced today that it will release Kai Po Che on February 22 in North America.
Best friends Ishaan, Omi and Govind - young, ambitious and restless - are trying to make a mark in the India of the early 2000's. These are exciting times - a new millennium has just dawned, India's a nuclear power and ostensibly shining - a perfect place for the 3 Ahmedabad boys to start a business that could be their ticket to fame and riches. In a country where cricket is religion, they hit upon a brilliant plan - to start a training academy that could produce India's next sporting superstars! What follows is without doubt the greatest adventure of their lives, as they attempt to navigate the big hurdles in the path of fulfilling their dreams.
Wednesday Update: Reliance has now moved David's release date back to February 1.
Tuesday Update: Reliance has now bumped David's release date to February 15.
Monday Update: Reliance will release the drama David in North America on February 1. David is the latest work from up-and-comind director Bejoy Nambiar (Shaitan).
The story revolves around the lives of 3 David's in 3 different parts of the world in 3 different eras. 1975 London - 30 year old David works for Iqbal Ghani, a dreaded Mafia don who controls the entire Asian community. He is a protégé who is poised to take over the empire until a revelation which changes the course of his future. 1999 Mumbai - 19 year old David is a musician born into a family of devout Christians. A happy go lucky teenager who loses all semblance of his peaceful existence when his family gets dragged into a political issue. 2010 Goa - 40 year old David is a fisherman living in the small fishing village of Betul in Goa. He falls in love with the deaf and mute Roma - the only hitch is that she is engaged to be married to his best friend Peter in 10 days! All 3 David's are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever. 3 lives, 3 destinies connected by 1 name - David.
UTV reports that Race 2 tallied $884,757 from 154 locations in North America during its opening weekend. The action flick has already generated $11.4 million in India.