MUMBAI: Two weeks prior to Diwali there was a scramble among filmmakers to release their film last Friday (6 October).
As many as seven Hindi films, two dubbed films and a non-Hindi film hit the cinema screens last week.
B.A.G. Films Ltd. and director Tanuja Chandra’s Zindaggi Rocks is not rocking at the box-office. The concept of a lady rock star is an unconvincing phenomenon in our country. Nevertheless, the film managed to stay above all other box-office receipts. The multiplex cinemas in
The next in tow is Shotgun Movies’ Mera Dil Leke Dekho. The script is unconvincing at places and has been released with minimal promotions. Further with not much face value and the music not being anything to rave about; the film will have a tough time at the box-office. The film was released in major territories and mostly only in multiplex cinemas and registered 25 to 35 per cent collection all over in the opening day.
J-71 Entertainment’s Iqraar – By Chance too was a non-starter at the box-office. Director K Ravi Shankar shows his competence, but somewhere down the line he looses his grip. Both new comers Amarjeet and Shilpa Anand do have potential. In
Metropolis Multimedia’s Gafla ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ a film on stock market finally released. However, the film lacks in entertainment value and is mostly a multiplex film.< Page Break >
Ikon Pictures’ Boot Unkle is a film aimed at the kids. The film seems to be made on a shoestring budget. Jackie Shroff’s entry after the first half and the performances of the kids are the saving grace. The collections are discouraging. In Cinemax, the film collected Rs 850 in one show against the capacity of Rs 13,500 (four per cent). The scene in single screen theatres is not any better.
Tess Mirza Films Pvt. Ltd., the regular filmmakers are back after a brief hiatus. Jaana ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Let’s Fall In Love is an attempt to promote the in-house actor Rehan Khan. The film has picturesque locales of Nainital but director Shahrukh Farhan fails to deliver the goods. The film opened to poor response and shows no sign of improvement too.
Dhianu Das’ Das Music has ventured into their maiden film venture in association with Koffee Break. The film Hota Hai Dil Pyaar Mein Paagal was released hurriedly. WhatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s more, the music of the film was also released three days before the filmÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s release. The film looks like an experiment and the managing director Dhianu Das is expecting the film to catch up simultaneously with the sales of the music. With a limited number of prints released, the film was a non-starter.
Two dubbed films Chumban ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ The Kiss and Badalta Jism was released for the frontbenchers.
Award winning Marathi film Tighi was also released. However, the filmÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s appeal is limited to a certain section of the society.
Last week saw the release of mythological films like Jai Santoshi Maa, animated film
Jai Santoshi Maa ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ first week collected 20 per cent in
Mahesh Bhatt’s semi-autobiographical film Woh Lamhe lost its audience share after the first week. Overall the film has registered poor collections. In its first week,
Dubbed film Saanp Machaye Dhoom entered its second week in
Bhojpuri film Raja Thakur entered second week in
Dor, Khosla Ka Ghosla and Pyar Ke Side / Effects proved to be multiplex films all the way.< Page Break >
Dor in its second week collected Rs 201,400 from 14 cinemas (53 per cent).
Khosla Ka Ghosla has fetched Rs 1.67 crore net box-office collections in its first week all over
In Bombay, the film collected Rs 2,685,291 from 23 cinemas (52 per cent); Thane Rs 289,717 from 4 cinemas (63 per cent); Pune Rs 481,122 from 6 cinemas (53 per cent); Nasik Rs 54,732 from 3 cinemas (38 per cent); Ahmedabad Rs 716,754 from 13 cinemas (42 per cent); Baroda Rs 132,889 from 3 cinemas (48 per cent); Surat Rs 75,295 on 1 print (36 per cent); Delhi Rs 1,126,553 from 6 cinemas (45 per cent).
In the first week, Allahabad collected Rs 19,647 from 1 cinema (30 per cent); Agra 64,571 from 1 cinema (36 per cent); Nagpur Rs 68,931 from 1 print (38 per cent); Indore Rs 102,128 from 3 cinemas (39 per cent); Chandigarh Rs 212,480 on 1 print (43 per cent); Jaipur Rs 88,853 from 2 cinemas (40 per cent); Udaipur Rs 31,341 from 1 cinema (20 per cent); Kolkata Rs 8,63,478 from 4 cinemas (72 per cent). Hyderabad Rs 466,135 from 3 cinemas (68 per cent).
Many prints and screens have been engaged for the third week for the film. In
The collections of Pyaar Ke Side / Effects from
Lage Raho Munnabhai in its fifth week collected 68 per cent in Bombay from 29 cinemas (Rs 10,561,632); Jamnagar Rs 337,964 form 2 cinema (65 per cent); Delhi Rs 79 lakhs from 18 cinemas (48 per cent); Ghaziabad Rs 1,227,176 from 9 cinemas (66 per cent); Kanpur Rs 567,115 from 3 cinemas (60 per cent); Nagpur Rs 512,692 on 2 prints (44 per cent); Bikaner Rs 105,280 on 1 print (52 per cent); Ajmer grossed Rs 280,575 on 1 print (62 per cent); Jodhpur entered seventh combined week and Hyderabad collected Rs 1,633,472 from 6 cinemas (80 per cent).
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna in its eight week collected Rs 117,020 from 4 cinemas in
Krrish in its 15th week collected Rs 133,715 from 2 prints (1 print was on 7 shows) in
Fanaa in its 19th week collected Rs 6,927 from 1 print (7 matinee shows) in
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in its 57th week collected Rs 18,580 from one print in