Joginder Tuteja (DNA; April 13, 2017)

Come July 7, two kid-friendly action films —Tiger Shroff’s Munna Michael and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man: Homecoming — are releasing together. Both are expected to make some noise en route their arrival.

Affirms an industry insider, “Less than three months remain for the release of both the films. Also, Munna Michael and Spider-Man: Homecoming are targetting the same audience segment; the one which hops into a multiplex for some popcorn-crunching action adventure. These are quintessential summer releases and are expected to be a lot of fun.”

As a matter of fact, both films have been seeing some good promotions coming their way ever since their announcement. “Snippets of MM are being unveiled at a regular frequency. You have seen the first look of the film followed by Tiger getting into the hero’s role. The makers of SMH have also unveiled the teaser of their superhero film in multiple Indian languages, since it is planning to arrive with a big bang in India. Expect the makers of MM to up the ante soon enough and keep the pace on,” our source informs.

MM marks the comeback of hit jodi of Tiger and his director Sabbir Khan after Heropanti and Baaghi. These films were clean hits unlike A Flying Jatt, which tanked in the theatres, but on the small screen, was a roaring success, reaffirming Tiger’s reach amongst children who enjoyed his superhero avatar.

Now it is Tiger’s turn to turn the tables on another superhero (Spider-Man). All said and done, Spider-Man has remained one of the most loved superheroes among kids for decades now. With Tiger taking him on in theatres, his antics would need to be super-special. “Exactly,” a source attached to the film says, “it has its core, a dance championship, which means audiences can pretty much gear up for some signature Tiger moves. Music and dance are added highlights of the film and that’s not something that Spider-Man comes with. So while the superhero would be out saving the world, ‘apna desi dancing star’ would be keeping the youngsters entertained.”