Guess who is coming back to the town again? It is none other than
who can be brought home, though with his white towel
intact, at a nominal price!
We are talking about Sanjay Leela Bhansali
's wannabe magnum opus Saawariya
which is now available on DVDs and VCDs. However, unlike the film which
arrived amidst a lot of fanfare, it has been quite 'thanda' on the home
video front. There has been absolutely no promotion about the DVD
arrival, which appears to be quite strange.
Why? Because at one point of time, there were talks about a mega launch
of the film's DVDs with Bhansali and the stars of the film - Ranbir and
Sonam - unveiling the DVDs.
In fact earlier this year, there were also talks that there would be an Om Shanti Om
clash all over again with the DVDs of Saawariya
arriving around the same time as Farah Khan
's blockbuster success Om Shanti Om
. However, the clash was averted (thankfully) from happening again and Saawariya
chose to wait.
For those select few who may be uninitiated about the whole Om Shanti Om
imbroglio, both the films were involved in a bitter clash with Farah
Khan as well as Sanjay Leela Bhansali
indulging in war of words in and
around the release. The result was there to be seen as the clash
adversely affected Saawariya
in a big way which resulted in
it flopping at the box office in a matter of first weekend itself.
Though the film opened well, it couldn’t sustain due to an all around
negative feedback which it got from audience and critics alike that
resulted in its downfall.
However, it is still difficult to believe that when Saawariya
has finally been made available to be grabbed by those who wish to
watch films in the comfort of their homes, there is no one associated
to the film who seems to be in a mood to talk about it!