MUMBAI: The release of Yash Raj Films’ TaRa Rum Pum on Friday supposedly ended the industry’s wait for succour.
Like all Yash Raj films, the production and technical values are excellent, including the photography by Binod Pradhan. In its totality, the film looks like an amalgamation of all earlier Yash Raj films.
Director Siddharth Anand takes up from where he had left off after his debut film Salaam Namaste. Being the solo big release this week, coupled with the ongoing vacation, TaRa Rum Pum seems poised to recover its costs.
The film opened to a moderate response in Mumbai and a few other metros, with the opening day registering between 60 to 90 per cent collections in various centers. The film opened at Regal (Colaba) with one night show daily at 10.30 pm. The cinema, which seats around 1,178 persons and has a collection capacity of Rs 65,812.55, collected Rs 60,800 on the opening day (92.38 per cent). Plaza, Dadar, which seats around 825 persons per show opened with daily three shows and collected Rs 48,603 against a capacity of Rs 87,161.95 (55.76 per cent). Gaiety, Bandra opened to four shows daily. It has a seating capacity of 972 persons per show with a capacity of Rs 1,15,960.20 for four shows. The film registered a collection of Rs 1,13,129 (97.56 per cent) on the first day.
Kamran, Kurla too opened to four shows daily. With a capacity to collect Rs 43,975.40, the film collected Rs 27,361 registering 62.22 per cent collections. The single screen cinema seats 550 persons per show. Jaya, Borivali collected Rs 13,471 in its first four shows against a capacity of Rs 1,07, 377.60. The cinema hall can seat around 812 persons per show.< Page Break >
Art director Ã¢â‚¬â€œturned- filmmaker Arup Adhikari’s Dahek too opened this week in Bombay and many other circuits. But the film failed to register any impact at the box office.
Kya Love Story Hai‘s first week collections were – Bombay Rs 31,72,442 from 33 cinemas (33 per cent), 13 cinema collections not disclosed, Thane Rs 12,30,739 from 14 cinemas (30 per cent), six cinema collections not disclosed, Ahmedabad Rs 18,00,000 from 16 cinemas (20 per cent), Bhavnagar Rs 1,21,665 from one cinema (32 per cent), Delhi Rs 26,72884 from 23 cinemas (16 per cent), Allahabad Rs 35,628 from one cinema (21 per cent), Lucknow Rs 4,50,000 from four cinemas (29 per cent), Raipur Rs 64,361 from one cinema (24 per cent), Bikaner Rs 72,205 from one cinema (28 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 9,07,000 from eight cinemas (40 per cent).
Panga Naa Lo’s first week collections were – Bombay Rs 1,91,112 from 16 cinemas (20 per cent), Thane Rs 35,870 from three cinemas (21 per cent), Delhi around Rs 20,000 from one print ( seven per cent).
My Bollywood Bride (English)’s first week collections were – Bombay Rs 41,596 from eight cinemas.
Aur Pappu Pass Ho Gaya ran for a week in Bombay.< Page Break >
Big Brother’s second week collection’s were – Bombay Rs 8,20,909 from 12 cinemas (40 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 2,34,383 from four cinemas (40 per cent), Bhavnagar Rs 84,373 from one cinema (32 per cent), Delhi only one print collection disclosed – Rs 80,368 (23 per cent), Lucknow Rs 1,63,663 from two cinemas (28 per cent), Allahabad Rs 35,625 from one cinema (38 per cent), Nagpur Rs 93,637 from two cinemas (39 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 1,59,142 from one cinema (39 per cent).
Bheja Fry’s second week collections were – Bombay Rs 71,82,045 from 33 cinemas (69 per cent), Thane Rs 8,59,722 from five cinemas (67 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 11,25,000 from seven cinemas (61 per cent), Delhi Rs 39,87,825 from 13 cinemas (47 per cent), Lucknow Rs 4,00,000 from three cinemas (62 per cent), Indore Rs 3,52,369 from four cinemas, Kolkata Rs 13,39,854 from four cinemas (62 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 7,97,439 from three cinemas (69 per cent).
Life Mein Kabhi Kabhie entered the third week in Bombay.
Shakalaka Boom Boom’s third week collections were – Bombay Rs 1,15,401 from three cinemas including one UFO print.
Provoked’s third week collections were – Bombay Rs 4,02,174 from seven cinemas.
Namastey London’s fifth week collections were – Bombay Rs 13,43,752 from 26 cinemas (40 per cent), Bhavnagar Rs 7,45,747 from one cinema (50 per cent), Delhi Rs 20,19,757 from 16 cinemas, Lucknow Rs 3,80,000 from four cinemas (52 per cent), Allahabad Rs 47,727 from one cinema (42 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 9,93,578 from four cinemas (58 per cent).< Page Break >
The Namesake’s fifth week collections were – Bombay Rs 3,72,279 from eight cinemas (42 per cent), Ahmedabad Rs 79,742 from two cinemas (45 per cent), Delhi Rs 6,38,070 from eight cinemas (40 per cent), Nagpur Rs 1,41,064 from two cinemas (36 per cent), Kolkata Rs 3,67,430 from six cinemas (43 per cent), Hyderabad Rs 1,63,234 from five cinemas (50 per cent), Chennai Rs 1,41,064 from two cinemas (50 per cent).
Eklavya Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Royal Guard entered the 11th combined week in Bombay at four cinemas.
Guru ran for 15 combined weeks in Bombay at one cinema (two shows).
Dhoom:2 entered the 22nd combined week in Bombay at Dreamland (in matinee show), Delhi collected Rs 18,338 from two cinemas.
Vivah entered the 24th combined week in Bombay, collecting Rs 85,098 from one cinema.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge entered the 602nd week in Bombay at Maratha Mandir (matinee show).