All predictions and calculations failed for Himmatwala as the film under-performed at the box office over its opening weekend. Pre-release buzz, immense hype, presence of successful names, solo release and large number of prints couldn’t really help the film in gaining the kind of numbers that were expected to be thrown in.


While it was almost a given that 40 crores in its first three days were pretty much on the cards and an even higher number was expected, considering the credentials involved, the film belied everything, what with only around 31 crores coming in.

Still from Himmatwala Movie
Still from Himmatwala Movie

To be fair to the film, the opening day was decent, which means quite a few aforementioned factors did help the film fetch good numbers. Of course more was expected but still, given the fact that this is a mass dominated film with a large number of footfalls experienced at single screen theatres, it was all respectable. However, when the film started sliding on Saturday, it was time for alarm bells to ring.

While pre-release expectations for the film were that Bollywood would enjoy yet another 100 crore biggie this year (after Race 2), it won’t be the case after all. In fact currently all eyes are on how far would Himmatwala go in order to be a coverage affair.

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder




  1. Even race 2 didnt touch 100CR mark. Its final collections hover around 94CR NETT. We are yet to have 100CR film this year.
    Coming back to Himmatwala, it could have been better without lame ‘Maa-Behen’ angle which might have worked in 80s but looks quite irrelevant now. If trimmed for about 30-35 mins , its would have been less painful to watch.

    • mujhe nahi lagta ki Himmatwala achi movie hai.
      sajid khan ne bahut bekaar or sense less film bani hai.

      ho sakta hai ki koi critic kisi achi film ki burai kar de, magar saare critics kisi film ki buraai kare to wo achi kaise ho sakti hai

  2. sajid bhai ne achi movie banayi hai. kahi se bhi bore nahi karti. in critics ki maa ki aankh inke baap ne to sholay ko bh reject kar diya tha phir public ne kya kiya. yeh critics jab tak hai jaan jaisi fudu film ko 5star dete hai.
    sajid ne achi movie banayi magar janta nahin tha ki ek lobby ki himmat ke aage uski nahin chalegi magar inko kaun paise deta hai jo kisi bhi movie ko cricised karte hai . siruf yash raj banner ko chod kar.

  3. Idiot, get your facts straight first, read koimoi in detail and you will realize the race 2 domestic BO collections were well above 100 cr!


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