Six years after ‘Partner‘, David Dhawan has right reasons to smile all over again. Gone is the disappointment that came the veteran’s filmmaker’s way after the debacle of ‘Rascals‘ and ‘Do Knot Disturb‘ as ‘Chashme Baddoor‘ has tnow urned out to be a clean hit at the box office. That too when the maker of over 40 films has worked with relative newcomers for the first time in his career. This was pretty much demonstrated in the way this comic affair stayed consistent right through the weekdays after a good weekend at the box office. While the outcome is now on expected lines once signs were visible on Friday itself, it is time to bring on bonus.
With over 30 crores coming in after a week long run at the box office, the film has another week to keep the inflow of moolah on. While it is a given that the Ali Zafar-Sidharth-Divyendu Sharma-Taapsee Pannu film would cross the 40 crore mark, hence leaving behind ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola‘ (42 crores), it would be interesting to see if it manages to challenge the likes of ABCD and ‘Kai Po Che!‘ as well, both of which scored in the excess of 45 crores.
Nevertheless, the kind of total that the film has already managed is good enough for Dhawan to roar all over again. Suddenly, his next film ‘Main Tera Hero‘ with Varun Dhawan has turned ultra hot in the trade circuits. The man indeed has turned out to be a rare instance of a filmmaker of his age to make such a neat comeback. In the times when his contemporaries as well as some notable seniors have pretty much vanished from the scene or are struggling to come back on the scene, the success of ‘Chashme Baddoor‘ has ensured that David Dhawan would be seen and heard for many more years to come.
The other release of the week, ‘Rise of the Zombie‘, has gone unnoticed and is a complete disaster.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder