Priyadarshan's next is a cop thriller, not Akshay Kumar's dramedy
Filmmaker Priyadarshan recently made his comeback with Hungama 2. According to recent reports, he will now helm a cop-thriller for producer Ratan Jain. This means the comedy flick by him, starring Akshay Kumar, will be made after this. While fans have to wait a bit more for their favorite director-actor duo, it will be interesting to see Priyadarshan wearing a serious helmer's cap, again.
Shooting of the thriller drama will start in October
The director has made movies belonging to other genres, other than comedy in Malayalam, but his last few Bollywood releases were only comedy. A source told Pinkvilla, "He has been keen to step outside the comedy space in Bollywood too," and now, "things have finally fallen in place." "The ace director will take the film on floors in October with a start-to-finish two-month schedule."
Movie would be a 'two-hour songless thriller,' as per sources
Further, the source informed that the cop-movie will be a story about four main characters - "three men and a woman." It is set to be a serious flick, which would keep "the viewers on the edge of their seats. In fact, there is also a possibility of this being a taut 2-hour songless thriller." The makers will finalize the cast in a fortnight.
After this cop drama, Kumar's film will go on floors
A few weeks ago, the Virasat director confirmed that he's doing a movie with Kumar. Later, the actor posted a picture with Priyadarshan, hinting at their comeback. The photo was taken on the sets of Kumar's upcoming movie, Raksha Bandhan. In the past, they have worked together in ventures like Hera Pheri, Bhagam Bhag, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Garam Masala, De Dana Dan, and Khatta Meetha.
Movie with Kumar 'an out-and-out comedy,' says Priyadarshan
"It's an out-and-out comedy with emotions," Priyadarshan told Pinkvilla, adding "it's 70 percent comedy and 30 percent emotion toward the climax. We were supposed to start shooting this year, but it's delayed due to pandemic. We are now looking to start shooting early next year."
'Hungama 2' didn't impress viewers and critics
Hungama 2, which released on July 23, was Priyadarshan's comeback in Bollywood. However, the movie didn't impress viewers and critics. While the original movie garnered appreciation, the second part was filled with cringe comedy, stereotyping and horrible song remakes. It starred Paresh Rawal, Meezaan Jafri, Pranitha Subhas, Ashutosh Rana and Shilpa Shetty Kundra in key roles. We gave the movie 2 stars.