All eyes on Diwali releases

The two-week shradh period is considered inauspicious for new releases, but the box-office was stormed with around a dozen releases namely: Naksha, Dil Diya Hai, Bas Ek Pal, Shiva, Kachchi Sadak, Pyaar Ke Side/Effects, Rocky, Dor, Khosla Ka Ghosla and Manoranjan – The Entertainment. Two dubbed films Khooni Khanjar and Khiladi – The One Man were also released apart from a couple of Bhojpuri films like Chhaila Babu and Hamri Bhi Aawegi Baraat and a Marathi film Shubh Mangal Savadhan.


Business wise the Bhojpuri and Marathi films got decent openings at the box-office. Due to the elite audiences, Pyaar Ke Side/Effects, Khosla Ka Ghosla and Shiva were the saving grace. In the first week in Bombay, Shiva collected Rs 4,251,525 from 39 cinemas while Pyaar Ke Side/Effects collected Rs 8,673,981 from 28 cinemas.


As far as Dor is concerned, Shringar Films Ltd, which had acquired the Bombay circuit rights on commission basis, had targeted the multiplexes only. The film was released with 32 prints in 38 cinemas – 21 prints in Bombay city and suburbs, three in the Thane districts, six in Maharashtra, seven in Gujarat and one in Goa.


Vinay Chowksey of V.I.P. Films released 25 prints of Rocky in Bombay and Maharashtra. In Gujarat, the film was released by D.T. Seth and P.V. Mehta while Thane and Raigad were with Seth Films.

Nagesh Kukunoor’s Dor is a sensitive film, which shows a contrast between two kinds of women – a modern and a conventional type. Shreyas Talpade looks more matured actor after Iqbal. Ayesha Takia has proved that she is more than just a glam doll. It is a multiplex film and for the classes. In Bombay, the film has opened with around 35 prints by Shringar with 90 per cent of the prints in multiplexes only. Dor has registered about 45 – 55 per cent collections. In Movie Time the film collected Rs 27,600 in first four shows against the capacity of Rs 52,500. Likewise in Cinemax, the film collected Rs 26,300 against the capacity of Rs 60,900 in three shows.

Zayed Khan – Isha Sharvani – Minissha Lamba starrer Rocky is a routine action film and has nothing much to offer. Himesh Reshammiya’s music somewhat goes well with the film. The movie may get some patronage in the interiors and Northern belt and mostly single screens. The opening in Bombay and Delhi was overall 55 per cent. In Minerva Cinema, Bombay the film collected Rs 83,775 in three shows against the capacity of Rs 154,030 (55 per cent). Similarly in Kalpana Cinema in Kurla, it collected Rs 52,330 in four shows against the capacity of Rs 100,208 (52 per cent). While Cinemax in the suburbs of Bombay collected Rs 9,220 against the capacity of Rs 38,000 in two shows.

UTV has acquired and released Khosla Ka Ghosla all over. But whether Khosla builds his Ghosla at the box-office seems like a distant dream. Nevertheless, Anupam Kher and Boman Irani manage to make certain scenes amusing. The film banks on multiplexes due to the decent reviews. In Bombay the film has opened in as many as 20 plus multiplexes. At Cinemax Versova, where the film was premiered, it collected Rs 34,700 in 4 shows against the capacity of Rs 80,000 (43 per cent). In Movie Time the film collected Rs 13,000 in its first three shows against Rs 39,100 (33 per cent).

Dil Diya Hai recorded poor collections (10 – 20 per cent) in its second week. Bombay collections were not disclosed. Delhi collected Rs 44,100 from two prints. The collections in U.P. were Rs 1,94,425 (25 per cent); C.P. Rs 1,20,625 (18 per cent) while in Hyderabad the film fetched Rs 214,037 from two cinemas.

T.P. Aggarwal’s Manoranjan – The Entertainment is a dig at the film industry. Director Karaan Choudhary has attempted to jab at the style but fails to make it a fun-filled one. It has nothing to offer for the cinegoers.

The Saajan fame director Lawrence B. D’Souza is back after a brief hiatus with a devotional drama Radha Ne Mala Jhapi Shyam Ki. In Bombay, the film opened with one print at Alankar cinemas in matinee shows.

A French film Asterix & Obellix – Mission Cleopatra dubbed in English and Hindi also opened. It is an amusing comedy around historical characters on a grand scale with spectacular effects. The film is a top grosser in France and it remains to be seen how well it does in India.

























































































































































































Pyaar Ke Side/Effects
City Week Screens Percentage Gross

Bombay
1 70% 
Rs 90,00,000

Thane
1  

Ahmedabad
1 52% Rs 11,50,000

Jamnagar
1    

Delhi
1 60% Rs 60,00,000

Noida
1 68% Rs 9,20,000
Ghaziabad 1    

Kaushambi
1    

Gurgaon
1    

Meerut
1    

Moradabad
1    
Jaipur 1 46% Rs 4,00,000

Mathura
1    

Lucknow
1 62% Rs 7,00,000
Ghaziabad 1 60% Rs 8,00,000

Agra
1    

Allahabad
1    
Kanpur 1 58% Rs 3,15,000
Amritsar 1    
Nagpur 1    

Indore
1 56% Rs 5,57,100

Ujjain
1    
Ajmer 1 44% Rs 1,29,500
Gwalior 1    
Udaipur 1    

Bhopal
1    

Kolkata
1 54 % Rs 15,00,000

Hyderabad
1 43% Rs 4,77,763
Chennai 1 56% Rs 1,32,786

































































































































































Shiva
City Week Screens Percentage Gross

Bombay
1 52% 
Rs 425,200

Thane
1  

Ahmedabad
1  41% Rs 12,00,000

Jamnagar
1    

Delhi
1 25% Rs 15,00,000

Noida
1 36% Rs 2,58,580

Kaushambi
1    
Aligarh 1    

Gurgaon
1 46% Rs 2,31,450

Meerut
1    

Moradabad
1    
Jaipur 1 30% Rs 3,00,000

Mathura
1    

Lucknow
1 41% Rs 5,30,500
Ghaziabad 1 42% Rs 4,68,000

Agra
1    

Allahabad
1    

Indore
1    
Nagpur 1    

Ujjain
1    

Bhopal
1    

Kolkatta
1    

Hyderabad
1    
Chennai 1    
Vijaywada 1    
































































































































































































Naksha

City Week Screens Percentage Gross

Bombay
1 53% Rs 69,00,000

Thane
1    

Ahmedabad
1 30% Rs 3,00,000

Jamnagar
1    

Delhi
1 35% Rs 70,00,000

Noida
1    

Kaushambi
1    

Gurgaon
1    

Meerut
1    

Moradabad
1    
Jaipur 1   36% Rs 85,000

Mathura
1    

Lucknow
1 36% Rs 2,65,764
Ghaziabad 1    

Agra
1    

Allahabad
1    
Kanpur 1 36% Rs 2,77,527
Nagpur 1    

Indore
1 30% Rs 93,315

Ujjain
1    
Bikaner 1    
Ajmer 1    
Jaipur 1    

Bhopal
1    

Kolkatta
1    

Hyderabad
1 30% Rs 4,04,667
Chennai 1    
Vijaywada 1 40% Rs 3,30,250
United Kingdom 1    
United States 1    














































































































































































Lage Raho Munnabhai

City Week Screens Percentage Gross

Bombay
3 78% Rs 2,60,00,000

Thane
3    

Ahmedabad
3 78% Rs 56,00,000

Jamnagar
3   Rs 4,10,000

Delhi
3 70% Rs 1,60,00,000

Noida
3 78% Rs 2,659,750

Kaushambi
3    

Gurgaon
3    

Meerut
3    

Moradabad
3    
Jaipur 3 75% Rs 16,00,000

Mathura
3    
Ajmer 3 72% Rs 4,04,885

Lucknow
3 82% Rs 1,401,700
Ghaziabad 3    

Agra
3    
Aligarh 3 68% Rs 2,72,000

Allahabad
3    
Kanpur 3 80% Rs 6,50,484
Nagpur 3    

Indore
3 80% Rs 14,36,200

Ujjain
3    

Bhopal
3    

Kolkatta
3 76% Rs 46,00,000

Hyderabad
3 85% Rs 2,158,250
Chennai 3    
Vijaywada 3    

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna in its fifth week in Bombay collected Rs 721,271 from 18 cinemas (30 per cent); Thane Rs 69,859 from three cinemas (28 per cent); Ahmedabad collected Rs 1 lakh from four cinemas (23 per cent); Delhi Rs 7 lakhs from four cinemas (30 per cent); Noida Rs 2 lakhs from two cinemas (30 per cent); Agra Rs 70,000 on one print (28 per cent); Lucknow Rs 81,430 from two cinemas (21 per cent); Kanpur six days Rs 2,989 from one print. The film entered in its sixth week at Amritsar and ran for five weeks in Jodhpur. In Kolkata it collected Rs 7 lakhs from six cinemas (45 per cent), whereas the Chennai collections were undisclosed.

Krrish in its 13th week collected Rs 36,900 from two cinemas (21 shows). Fanaa in its 17th week collected Rs 7,692 from one print (seven shows).

 

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