Abhishek Bachchan and Rohan Sippy seem to have not been able to pull their Dum Maaro Dum through. Not only did the suspense thriller take a dull start but collections also failed to pick up during the day. This, in spite of Friday being a big holiday on account of Good Friday. Early indications suggest that the all-India net collection figure for the first day would be less than Rs. 3 crore. Compare this with the opening day’s collection of a recent non-star cast film like F.A.L.T.U. (Rs. 4.4 crore) and you would understand how worrisome the figure of ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ would be for the people associated with the film.
In Rajasthan, the total for the first day of DMD is a paltry Rs. 15 lakh. The corresponding figure for ‘F.A.L.T.U.’ was Rs. 23 lakh. Besides the fact that Dum Maaro Dum just did not take off, it faced tough competition from Telugu film Mr. Perfect in Telugu-speaking areas and Punjabi Dharti in Punjab.