Two much talked about films namely Phillauri and Anaarkali of Aarah released today and it is the former one that has got viewers interested. In a poll that ran on the Facebook page of InUth.com for few hours, the viewers gave the verdict that they would choose Anushka Sharma’s film over Swara Bhaskar’s. Both the films have female protagonists and seldom do Box Office clashes look like the one that is happening right now.
However, it must be noted that critics have been more appreciative of Swara Bhaskar’s movie. Anaarkali of Aarah, which is set against the backdrop of Aarah, Bihar, tells the story of a singer whose songs are filled with double entendre. Anaarkali is obviously famous in her city and enjoys a huge fan following. However, her fate takes a different path when Anaarkali battles with the powerful who tried to bring her down. But, what got the film positive reviews was the way Swara Bhaskar fought with the ones in power. She refused to be bullied by them and in the process also revealed the hypocrisy of the society. In an interview with InUth.com, Swara Bhaskar said Anaarkali of Aarah, is the story of the Munni Badnams and Sheelas of society, about whom there isn’t much conversations.
Competing with strong Anaarkali of Aarah, is Phillauri that features Anushka Sharma as a friendly ghost. The critics have said that this film is a tad too long making the watch a dreadful one. Though, they heaped praises on Anushka, the story’s execution wasn’t liked by critics. Phillauri also stars Diljit Dosnajh, Suraj Sharma and Nidhi Bisht in pivotal roles.
With viewers choosing Anushka over Swara, it won’t be wrong to expect that Phillauri might earn more than Anaarkali of Aarah. Let us wait out to see if the fate for Swara Bhaskar’s film changes in the coming days or not.
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