Box Office Prediction: As many as a dozen odd films are releasing this Friday. There is a mad rush for films considering the big season of Bollywood begins from Diwali and hence majority are aiming to make an impression before the biggies take over.
The biggest of them all this Friday though is Saif Ali Khan’s Laal Kaptaan. The actor would be seen in an altogether different avatar in this period film which has been directed by Navdeep Singh and has Aanand L. Rai and Eros as the producers. There has been fair promotion for the film, though its offbeat theme and niche target audience means a start of around 2 crores is on the cards.
Ghost is a Vikram Bhatt directed film and it is after a hiatus that a horror film is arriving in theatres. The film primarily starts newcomers and the songs have been found some visibility over the last few days. Produced by Pooja Films, the film has seen some awareness build up en route release and should take an opening around the 1 Crore mark.
P Se Pyaar F Se Faraar features newcomers in the lead with Bhavesh Kumar making his screen debut. The film with honour killing as the theme features a strong supporting cast with Jimmy Sheirgill leading the show and Kumud Mishra, Sanjay Mishra and Girish Kulkarni amongst others joining in. The film should find some traction in the interiors up North and then find added audience on the basis of word of mouth.
There are at least half a dozen more films that are releasing alongside the aforementioned films and one wonders how the screens and shows would be distributed amongst these. Moreover, War would still be occupying close to half the available screens while Ghost would continue to play in upmarket multiplexes across the country.