Revolver Rani vs Kaanchi: Tough fight at the box-office


After the roaring success of ‘Queen’, Kangana Ranaut is back at the box-office with ‘Revolver Rani’ and she will have to battle it out with the musical ‘Kaanchi’ and a thriller ‘Samrat & Co.’ for the top honours when the three hit the screens on Friday.

Kangana loves to go the extra mile by choosing unconventional roles — here she continues the trend with ‘Revolver Rani’, where she plays Alka, a dreaded, trigger-happy politician in Morena. The film, which also features Vir Das as her love interest, is directed by Sai Kabir and produced by actor-filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, whose last release had a similar title ‘Bullett Raja’.

With her excellent performance in ‘Queen’, Kangana has not only raised the level for her contemporaries but also for herself thus raising the fans’ expectations from her. While describing her character, debutant director Sai Kabir defines it as ‘ugly’ and non-glamorous.

‘Revolver Rani’ has a unique story at the centre that has only been hinted at before in Bollywood films. This film will bring the story into the public frame and show audiences what would happen if a political giant falls in love with a Bollywood star and then has to protect him from her enemies.

At the same time veteran director Subhash Ghai is all set to give ‘Revolver Rani’ a tough competition with his directorial project ‘Kaanchi’, another movie in the tussle. The film, without big names, stars Kartik Tiwari and Mishti and has a rural set up. The trailer promises to be the usual Subhash Ghai masterpiece, including scenic locations and melodious music.

Ghai makes a comeback with the film after a long gap of six years.

Kangana will also have to contest Rajeev Khandelwal another brilliant actor, in ‘Samrat & Co’. The actor is seen as a private detective investigating a mysterious case in a mysterious house. It is the first feature film as a producer by Kavita Barjatya, who is famous for making TV shows. Besides, Rajeev is looking for a big hit as well.

The essence and setting of ‘Revolver Rani’ And ‘Samrat & Co.’ are totally different — ‘Revolver Rani’ produced by Tigmanshu Dhulia is set against the backdrop of the notorious Chambal area, while the detective movie ‘Samrat & Co’, featuring Rajeev as the debonair investigator, has been shot in the picturesque state of Himachal Pradesh where director Kaushik Ghatak has used VFX to make the plot more engaging.

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