Hope we are
priced wrong, but looks like another washout week is in stored for Bollywood.
This Friday, box-office witnessed the release of three big films- Shraddha Kapoor starrer Haseena Parkar, Rajkummar Rao’s Newton and Sanjay Dutt’s comeback project Bhoomi. BUT unfortunately none of these could set the cash registers ringing as Bhoomi opened to Rs 2.25 crore, Haseena Parkar made only 1.25 crore and Oscar entrant, Newton collected only Rs 85 lakh on Day 1.
Popular trade analyst, Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to announce the figures of Bhoomi. He wrote, “#Bhoomi Fri ₹ 2.25 cr. India biz.”
Ditto is for Siddhanth Kapoor, whose debut film is not looking very promising. Was his decision of choosing Haseena Parkar as his debut vehicle stemmed from the excitement that his sister plays the lead in the film. We bet the debutant must be in an acute self-introspection mode. As far as Sharddha Kapoor is concerned, we wonder if she can't carry a film solely on her shoulders?
Coming to Rajkummar Rao’s Newton, well, the film garnered a positive response from the critics and also made an entry to the Oscars 2018. However, the first day collection is the lowest among the 3.
So, is Newton
going to be one of those classic pieces that had matter but could not manage to
bring in the crowd- something which happens so commonly in Bollywood?
Well, its just the first day and as stated earlier, we hope our prediction of a washout week is wrong and these films pick-up through the weekend.
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