The opening response to the films released on Friday (29th April, 2011) has been so poor that even the combined percentage of all the films on the first day in any show would not add up to 100! Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s ensemble cast film may be titled Shor In The City but there is almost an eerie silence in the cinemas screening it. Of all the new releases, Chalo Dilli may have commanded the best opening of the day but that’s only in comparison to the other films, all of which have taken poor starts. Even Dilli (Delhi) hasn’t been too kind to ‘Chalo Dilli’. Govinda’s Naughty @ 40 may have tried to be very modern with the ‘@’ in its title but the content seems to be like what one saw a decade or two ago. Many multiplexes did not give the Govinda-starrer too many shows as they were sure, it was not meant for their patrons.
The destiny of Queens! Destiny Of Dance can well be gauged by its collections of day 1, which were terrible, to say the least. I Am but in the cinemas, it is as if I Am Not. Where’s the public for different cinema? Men Will Be Men, of course, but they may not be the audience for a film of this title – that’s the lesson the makers may have learnt on Friday. Why, even the English films, Source Code and Thor, could not attract the audiences to the cinemas. Ditto for their dubbed Hindi versions – Kaal Chakra and Taaqatwar Thor.