First battle that Baaghi has managed to cross is procure a solo release. In the times when only superstars manage such feat, it is remarkable that with just one film behind him, Tiger Shroff has managed such an arrival. Courtesy to the kind of clout that producer Sajid Nadiadwala enjoys, the film is seeing a huge release for itself this Friday.
To add to that, there has been good buzz around the film, courtesy its entertaining promo that has targeted youth. Shraddha Kapoor is anyways an established leading lady with two 100 crore films behind her [Ek Villain, ABCD 2], which gives the film further credibility.
Moreover, as a team, Sajid, Tiger and director Sabbir Khan have delivered a clean hit in the form of Heropanti a couple of years back. That film had taken an opening day of 6.63 crore in 2014 and as things stand today, Baaghi should open even better. The film’s action has managed to grab the eyeballs which should further help the film penetrate B and C centers, as well as single screens.
The film should take an opening of around 50% which would then help it sustain well during the weekend if the content clicks. The timing couldn’t have been better as there is absolutely no competition for the film. Fan is seeing a premature end for itself and euphoria around The Jungle Book is also expected to settle down since the film is completing its three weeks. Since there is no other Hindi or English film in the running, Baaghi is set to be the first choice of the audience in the coming week.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder