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Vijay-Katrina Starrer Merry Christmas

Sriram Raghavan’s much anticipated directorial venture Merry Christmas is slated to release on 12th January 2024, 4 days before the 20th anniversary of Raghavan’s debut film Ek Hasina thi. 

5 Reasons why Vijay-Katrina starrer Merry Christmas is a must watch

The movie will be released both in Hindi and Tamil language with the same lead and different cast. The film features Vijay Setupathi and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles along with celebrated actors like Sanjay Kapoor, Pratima Kazmi, Vinay Pathak and Radhika Apte in supporting roles in hindi version simultaneously actors like Radhikaa Sarathkumar, Kavin Jay Basu and Shan Mugarajan in Tamil version.

Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi starrer 'Merry Christmas' to release on  December 15, 2023 - See poster | Hindi Movie News - Times of India

Vijay-Katrina Starrer Merry Christmas

Since the launch of the trailer, the curiosity level among masses has reached its zenith. Every fan’s mind is already perplexed with amazing theories related to the movie. Looking at the movie’s trailer and the recent interviews of movie starcast fans are expecting an intriguing screenplay forming a unique blend of deception, murder, love, suspense and other elements that have featured in Raghavan’s previous movies like Johny Gaddar, Badlapur, Andhadhund, etc.

After closely watching Sriram Raghvan previous cinematic masterpieces and Vijay Setupathi acting brilliance, here are the 5 reasons why Vijay-Katrina Starrer Merry Christmas is a must watch offering interesting flavours of thrill that fans would definitely want to savour in theatres.

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Vijay-Katrina Starrer Merry Christmas : “Out of the box” pair

The Indian mass is accustomed to watching Katrina Kaif in diva avatar with Bollwood hunks like Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan showcasing their chiselled body on 70 mm screen. This is probably the first occasion where Katrina has moved out of comfort zone challenging her acting skills instead of relying on glamour glitz.

On the other hand, Vijay Sethupathi starrer movies have hardly any space for actresses. The movie solely sails on the robust shoulders of Sethupathy and gripping screenplay.

Also, Raghavan is a thinking director and will only cast the actor if he fits the character requirements. Sethupathy will always be the first choice for thriller and suspense films, but if Raghavan has casted Katrina there will be something meaty and challenging for her.

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Vijay-Katrina Starrer Merry Christmas : Dark Humor

Sriram Raghavan’s career kicked off with a fictional documentary named “Raman Raghav” based on the Mumbai serial killer in 1991. It has been 33 years and counting he hasn’t looked back and mastered the art of using dark humour. You experience anguish, fear while watching the movie and all of sudden a cheeky anecdote brings a smile to your face.  You laugh and feel scared at the same time throughout the movie.

It will be enthralling to witness how he uses Sethupathi in such intense scenes in Vijay-Katrina Starrer Merry Christmas. The combination of Sethupathi and Raghavan can bring rage at the box office.

Vijay-Katrina Starrer Merry Christmas : “The End” is the “New Beginning”

The ending of Raghavan’s movie remains the topic of discussion for years. He is unarguably the Christopher Nolan of Bollywood with always a twist in the tale. Who can forget the Andhadhund ending, if Ayushman was blind or faking it in front of Sophie during the end leaving the germs for the second instalment.

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Apart from the climax, Raghavan also has a tendency to weave mystery within a mystery. The surprise is often embedded in a scene, which the fan will hardly pay attention to, but when all chords are synced we realise the scene was the epi-centre of the entire mystery.

The suspense will always keep the audience at the edge of the seats biting nails with curiosity.

Vijay-Katrina Starrer Merry Christmas : Pendulum swing between Murder and Betrayal

It is our habit to watch the movie trailer before watching the movie itself in theatres. The trailer is so gripping & powerful it is hard to predict the story. It starts off as a love affair turns into suspense and then into a murder mystery. By the end of trailer it feels all the incidents were pre planned.

The movie gives a feeling of betrayal, mystery or is there  any hidden element that we missed in the trailer.The up and down adrenaline rush will surely keep the fans captivated. And at the end of trailer the disclaimer comes stating “Check your belongings before leaving cinema” definitely gave goosebumps.

Vijay-Katrina Starrer Merry Christmas : Katrina Kaif “New Avatar”

Katrina Kaif has featured in almost every genre of movies, but is always used as eye candy throughout her 20 year long illustrious career. Few exceptions like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Phantom, New York, etc. established her as an actress, but no director has fully harnessed Katrina’s potential as an actress.

She is often criticised for her acting skills and poor hindi accent. Maybe this is the cusp in her career, where she unlocks her hidden acting prowess. Sriram Raghvan is an intuitive director and brings the best out of every actor.

Talking about work, Raghavan has already started working on other project “Ikkis” featuring Agastya Nanda, Jaideep Ahlawat and Dharmendra in the lead roles.

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