Diwali 2007 will be remembered for the epic battle of two Bollywood love stories on the Big Screen.
Who will walk away with the Diwali honors for the more entertaining movie?
Will the winner beÂ Saawariya featuring newcomers Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor in a tender love story?
Produced by Sony Pictures and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali of Black fame, Saawariya is said to be inspired by Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novella White Nights.
Ranbir is the son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh and grandson of the late Bollywood legend Raj Kapoor while Sonam is the daughter of Anil KapoorÂ and Sunita Kapoor.
Or will the Diwali honors go to Om Shanti Om, a reincarnation-based love story directed by Farah Khan with Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan in the lead opposite newcomer Deepika Padukone (daughter of yesteryear badminton player Prakash Padukone).
Shahrukh Khan’s magic seems to be fading lately and his last movie Chak De India did not do as well as one would have expected.
Saawariya and Om Shanti Om are releasing widely across the U.S.
We will bring you reviews of both Saawariya and Om Shanti Om as well as the Tamil movieÂ Azhagiya Tamil Magan (featuring Vijay and Shriya) in the coming days.