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Bawdy comedy ‘The Heat‘ by Paul Feig being released on 28 June

NEW DELHI: The Heat, the comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy is being released by Fox Star Studios on 28 June.

FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) – the Fed – and Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) – the Fuzz – could not be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. 

From DGA Award winner and Emmy nominee Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids (worldwide theatrical gross: almost $300 million), The Heat takes a look at the odd couple pairing of two law enforcement officials who, to their everlasting shock, slowly find themselves on the same page. The Heat stars Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock, whose films have grossed $2.9 billion worldwide, and Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy, who has had two consecutive smash hit comedies – Bridesmaids and Identity Thief – in as many years.






Sandra Bullock as Ashburn is ambitious, talented, brainy, and possesses Sherlock Holmes-like powers of deduction and intuition. She’s always the smartest person in the room, and isn’t shy about letting everyone know it. The socially awkward Ashburn has no family, significant other, or even friends. Her only companion is a cat that belongs to her neighbor. 

"Ashburn’s effectiveness as an FBI agent comes from her meticulousness, stubbornness and thoroughness", says Bullock. "But she’s completely inept when it comes to any kind of social interaction. She‘s trying so hard to make up for that particular weakness that she becomes insufferably arrogant on the job. Ashburn is respected but not liked because she isn’t a team player. Every time she opens her mouth, people cringe."

If Ashburn needs to be taken down a notch, then Mullins is only too happy to oblige. Mullins, says Melissa McCarthy, is "all kinds of bark, but no bite – though she might actually bite people." Mullins grew up on the streets of Boston, and has a shoot-from-the-hip (and mouth) style of dealing with crime and its perpetrators. She’s the "yang" to Ashburn’s "yin".

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