In last week’s post, you’ve said that Ra.One will prove to be a plus fare in spite of its unprecedented cost. How can you make such a tall claim without watching the film?
Komal Nahta: Just as we predict the box-office fate of a film after watching the film! Film business is speculative, no doubt, but there is also a science involved in the business.
How good is the advance booking counter a barometer to estimate the initial a film would take on Friday?
Komal Nahta: It is good but not cent per cent accurate, as in the good old days. Today, films sometimes don’t record impressive ticket sales in advance but yet manage a decent initial.
What’s better – to build a new multiplex in a big and happening city or in a ‘B’ or ‘C’ class centre?
Komal Nahta: Both have their plus and minus points. Land cost in a big city would be more but so would the business. On the other hand, the cost of land in a ‘B’ or ‘C’ class centre would be much lower but then, business would also be limited.