No it is not the old Jurassic Park trilogy, but the latest ‘Jurassic World,’ the fourth film in the “Jurassic Park” that has set tongues wagging as it broke into the Rs 100 crore club in India, beating Bollywood.
Best of all, this one has Bollywood’s beloved Irrfan Khan playing the part of the Jurassic Park owner in his role as Simon Masrani in Jurassic World – heir to John Hammond (in case you did not know, John Hammond played by Richard Attenborough was the original creator of Jurassic Park theme park in the first movie). The movie smashed box office records netting in Rs 100 crores in India itself after it released across India in 2,108 screens in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. In the International scene, it has made the quickest $1 billion of any movie! The other movie to break the Rs 100 crore barrier in India is ‘Fast and Furious 7.′
Directed by Colin Trevorrow and also starring Chris Pratt, Jurassic World opens 22-years after the ‘Jurassic Park’ events, on the same fictional island of Isla Nublar which has a fully operational dinosaur theme park functioning for the last 10 years. The movie goes on to show how a new attraction, opened to boost flagging sales, goes terribly wrong. The actual scenes are said to have been shot in Hawaii and New Orleans.
Universal Pictures India commented on the release saying, “Being the true sequel to ‘Jurassic Park’, the movie brings a sense of nostalgia for Indian audiences. Moreover, the adventurous theme of the movie can be enjoyed by all age groups together, which has helped in draw family audiences to the theaters.”
Just before the shooting began, Irrfan Khan shared his enthusiasm an interview, “It’s a brief schedule to begin with, though my role is anything but brief. At the moment all I can tell you on record is that it’s a pivotal role. I am very excited about the project. It’s the second American global franchise after ‘Spiderman’ that I am part of.” During the entire time, Khan, who recently won the best actor award for ‘The Lunchbox’ at the Macau Film festival, divided his time between Jurassic World and the Piku, shuttling between the two continents to shoot the scenes.