Deciding on the most auspicious date to release a film can sometimes be challenging. Indian films released around Dilwali and EID seem to do the best. But recently we've seen films released around Christmas also do well. The box office hits Ghajini (2008) and 3 Idiots (2009) were both released on December 25.
One film released on a Christmas Eve 20 years ago today has become a classic and helped further establish the acting credentials of a newcomer to Bollywood - Shah Rukh Khan.
My favourite line from Darr...."tumhari sabse Badi problem yeh hai ki tum bahut acchhe aadmi ho."— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) December 24, 2013
(Translation: "Your biggest problem is that you're a very good man.")
And despite everyone being anti 'Darr' at that time...I was fortunate enuff to have become part of it. Thanx Yashji Adi Sunny Juhi & Anupam— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) December 24, 2013
With all due respect to Clement Clark Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas", we humbly offer the following poem in celebration of the release anniversary of Darr: A Violent Love Story, starring Shah Rukh Khan as Rahul Mehra, Sunny Deol as Sunil Malhotra, and Juhi Chawla as Kiran Awasthi.