By Arré Bench Apr. 17, 2018
The release of Cash Crunch, the sequel to Demonetisation, was suddenly announced by the government in different parts of the country.
Exclusive sources tell us that while Demonetisation was announced by producer Mr Modi in an iconic speech at the launch party, hours before the film’s release, the same luxury was not extended to its sequel, Cash Crunch. The speculation that Akshay Kumar and Kangana Ranaut would team up for Cash Crunch turned out to be baseless. News Weed noted that the same cast and crew have been retained for the sequel in the horror franchise.
People have been lining up by the thousands outside ATMs across the country, waiting to get their first glimpse of Cash Crunch. The film was promoted with “No Cash” posters on ATMs throughout the country. “When I found out about Cash Crunch, it brought back haunting memories. Never before have I been scared by anything like Demonetisation. In comparison, The Conjuring and Annabelle were nothing. I dread thinking about what they have in store this time around,” recalls Pankaj, as he waits in a queue outside an HDFC bank ATM in suburban Mumbai.
With regards to the storyline, the makers have approached this version with a fresh lens. Speaking to a few people who caught the first show, News Weed found out that the ₹2000 note is the main villain in Cash Crunch. She comes across as a positive character, who is out there to help people, but mysteriously goes missing, leaving them high and dry.
Demonetisation was a horror film projected as a movie with a social cause, and it made massive collections at the box office, defeating the purpose of the film. The fact that 99 per cent collection was made surprised even the filmmakers. When asked about the parameters for success for Cash Crunch, film critic Mr RBI pointed out, “I hope no one watches the film. The fewer the number of people standing in queues outside the theatre, the better the film has done.”
Demonetisation was a horror film projected as a movie with a social cause, and it made massive collections at the box office, defeating the purpose of the film.
When asked why Cash Crunch was made despite the poor reception to Demonetisation, director Jaitley said, “Why was Housefull 2 made? Why was Baaghi 2 made? Everyone is making films that make money. We want to change the landscape of the industry and do something different. So we are making movies that take money away from people. To tell you the truth, I think we have finally cracked the formula to make the perfect horror movie.”
It remains to be seen whether the film will be reviewed positively by audiences. But people are at least beginning to prepare for it. “I will carry my own chair to the theatre, along with 3D sunglasses, snacks, mithai, and a bed. I could be there for hours. I was expecting Demonetisation to be a 1.5-hour thriller but it ended up like an Ashutosh Gowariker movie that just went on forever. It was the only time I waited until the credits so I knew who to send hate mails to,” says Sejal, who accidentally ended up at a Cash Crunch premiere in Meerut.
News Weed approached producer Mr Modi for a comment, but he had flown out of the country to visit Sweden.