This Friday Helicopter Eela, Jalebi and FryDay hit theatres. All three films opened on a dull note and let us tell you, Day 2 results aren’t anything to rave about either. According to a report in BoxOfficeIndia.com, Helicopter Eela has earned Rs 1.10 crore on Saturday as opposed to it Rs 75 lakh on the opening day. The total collection of the movie stands at Rs 1.85 crore.
SpotboyE.com Editor Vickey Lalwani rated Helicopter Eela with 3.5 stars and wrote, “My mother brought me up single-handedly, making sure at all stages until frailty enveloped her, that I don't goof up. Sometimes, she picked up the phone to infuse her inputs and sometimes she even turned up in person to ensure that I don't do anything silly- like the day of my SSC result- when she entered my school right up to the outside to check that I don't lose my composure if I score below expectations. Did I get annoyed, err, exasperated, like Riddhi Sen does when Kajol becomes that shadow in his life which refuses to leave him even when it is dark? Yes, I did. And like me, most of you will identify many points in the film as a part of your growing up years if and when your set of parents or either of them became over-indulgent.”
Govinda and Varun Sharma starrer Fryday, should have been a big release owing to the presence of the Chi Chi. However, we brought to you last night how the actor and the others associated with the film were upset with the distributors of the movie about the step-motherly treatment been meted out to it. Despite that, Fryday has earned Rs 35 lakh on Saturday as opposed it Rs 25 lakhs on Day 1. The total collection of the film now stands at Rs 60 lakh.
SpotboyE.com Editor Vickey Lalwani rated FryDay with 3 stars and wrote, “Abhishek Dogra may deny but he has seen Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar and Vinay Pathak's Bheja Fry quite a few times before sitting down to pen the script of his second flick after Dolly Ki Doli, which sank without a trace. But this one won't. FryDay not just marks the awaited comeback of Govinda but raises many laughs. A bit of toilet humour which is not alright, but Dogra manages to salvage his position as director.”
Vishesh Films' Jalebi is turning out to be a dull affair. The Rhea Chakraborty starrer film earned Rs 60 lakh on Day 2 as opposed to Rs 40 lakh on Friday taking the total collection of the movie to Rs 1 crore.
SpotboyE.com Editor Vickey Lalwani rated Jalebi with 2.5 stars, he wrote, “That thrill which was present in every Mahesh Bhatt movie as to what will happen next- be it even a straightforward story like Naam and Arth (both masterpieces, mind you)- has just disappeared from the Vishesh stable. This was indeed a vishesh company, which had a vishesh ear for even music, a la Raj Kapoor. But today, their songs, including those in their today's release Jalebi even if hummable, are repetitive and forgettable. So Bhatt saab's touch is clearly felt in the film but only from the periphery. Pushpadeep Bharadwaj (another newbie in Bollywood) has again let the creative company of two famous brothers (Mahesh & Mukesh), down. The first-timer does not make the ship sink but in the end you wonder whether you wanted to know Rhea Chakraborty's long story told in a train on what went wrong in her marriage with Varun Mitra. Got it? They have the story, they have the songs, they have the guidance- but the soul is missing.”
All the movies have seen a low footfall at the ticket windows. Is it because of the ongoing #MeToo movement which has become the talking point everywhere? Will the films be able to withstand the force of the movement to come up with a respectable weekend total? Let’s wait and watch.
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