Thankfully, there has been sanity at the Box Office this week, with only one major Bollywood biggie hitting the screens. Ever since the beginning of the year, there have been clashes galore where invariably, only one film has benefitted. In rest of the weeks too when two biggies haven’t clashed, at least 3-4 smaller and inconsequential films have arrived in a heap, hence only adding on to the red in Bollywood report card.
Thankfully, that won’t be the case this Friday as only one major Bollywood biggie, Rocky Handsome, is hitting the screens.
It is indeed a great moment for John Abraham as his film is arriving solo. Yes, there is a Hollywood film arriving alongside as well (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) but it isn’t in a Fast & Furious, Jurassic Park, Spiderman, Mission Impossible, James Bond or Avengers franchise to make much of a dent.
Coming back to Rocky Handsome, the film should take a decent start on Friday, especially at single screens which would see the first true-blue action entertainer arrival of 2016. Even a 50% start in this segment would help the Nishikant Kamat directed film grow further over the weekend. Moreover, at the multiplexes too, the film would find traction as producers John Abraham and Sunir Kheterpal are giving it a balanced release. Its Bollywood competition would stay on to be Kapoor & Sons though in big cities where it is performing well. The film would also see Paid Previews from Thursday evening onwards.
On its release in 2011, John Abraham and Nishikant Kamat’s Force had an opening day of 5 crore. Now the reunion of this action-jodi should comfortably go past this mark on Friday.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder