By Anil Merani: The 7th of June might be the day when Parth Samthaan’s long-cherished Bollywood dream comes true with the much-awaited release of ‘Hamare Baarah ‘.

 However, the absence of big names (Annu Kapoor is the only saving grace)  might hinder the film from making a significant impact.

This Kamal Chandra effort sees Ashwini Kalsekar, Rahul Bagga, Paritosh Tiwari, Manoj Joshi, debutant Aditi Bhatpahri and others in prominent roles.

The makers will also not spend too much promotional money because most cine-goers sans Parth fans will not give Hamare Baarah much hope. Ditto with Multiplex owners, who will hedge against giving many shows.

This flick might still get a run for a need for more significant competition in June. Most big flicks are avoiding the IPL and election season.

 They hope to recover their money from satellite and OTT by leveraging Parth’s known TV achievements ( Gumrah: End of Innocence, Kaisi Yeh Yaariaan, and Kasautii Zindagii Kay). These days, streamers insist on a theatrical release before dropping the film. They want to hedge their losses.

What might make the film’s digital and TV prospects dimmer is that Parth still needs to get a significant TV project after Kasauti. Even KYY seem to be getting exhausted after five seasons.

Sadly, Parth’s gender discriminates against him. Unlike female tube leads, few TV small-screen male actors have successfully transitioned to films.

Parth’s aspiration to enter cinema dates back to 2016 with the ill-fated ‘Googly Hogayi ‘; he has patiently awaited his big break, a transition that his fans eagerly anticipate.

 As we look ahead, we can’t help but hope for Parth’s return to the small screen. Perhaps some soap makers might cast him, but our greatest hope lies in Balaji Telefilms recasting him, as they have a history of working with their former cast members.