After all the brouhaha that had surrounded the release of Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar for months in succession, the verdict is finally out. Both films have managed to survive at the box office and that has been good enough for two reasons. First and foremost it demonstrates once again that if audience catches fancy for a film, the clash – for all it’s repercussions – doesn’t kill chances of competition. Secondly, sky is the limit for a universally accepted film, considering the fact that neither of the two films has been any great shakes and has seen adverse reactions from different quarters.

Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Ajay Devgn in a still from Son Of Sardaar
Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Ajay Devgn in a still from Son Of Sardaar

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However, the job has been done for Shah Rukh Khan as well as Ajay Devgn. With Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Shah Rukh is now all set for yet another 100 crore winner at the box office. With this, he is the only actor other than Salman Khan to enjoy a hat trick of centuries. With a six day weekend already helping the film garner over 82 crores already, the film will touch the 100 crore mark by the time it enters it’s second weekend. It has to be seen though the kind of distance that the film covers from this point on. After all, the film has hardly been hailed as a classic and though for most it is much more tolerable than Ra. One (which means it won’t crash in the second week), a long run is also ruled out.

As things stand today, anything over 130 crores would be a bonus for the film though in the process, Shah Rukh can indeed expect his biggest ever grosser till date. As for Katrina Kaif, she can well enjoy her fourth biggie after Ek Tha Tiger, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Raajneeti. For Anushka Sharma, this would be her first step into the 100 crore club.

On the other hand Son Of Sardaar has managed to throw around it’s weight and has gathered close to 64.05 crores in it’s kitty during the six day weekend. While it is a given that the race to 100 crores mark for this Ajay Devgn starrer would be relatively faster than that of ‘Bol Bachchan’ and ‘Singham’ [both of which just about managed to say hello to the milestone], the film should see an overall total in the excess of 110 crores.

Considering the fact that both Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar are expensive films, collections to the tune of 130 crores and 110 crores respectively should still allow them to breathe easy. However it may be too pre-mature to come up with massive celebrations since there is a lot that both films need to bring on table before accounting for any massive profits. However while that happens, for the audience which is fascinated by the sheer concept of a film being judged on the basis of it’s entry into the 100 crore club, both Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar are no less hits.

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder

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24 COMMENTS

  1. So trade pandits get the fact and figures right and find out the meaning of neck to neck correct, within 6 days JTHJ leading by 15 crs in India forget allover thw world figures and Ajay cam (including her saali ) thinks other way around.. get a life.. King King hotta hai and stunt man jitna bhi bada hojaye actor ke neeche hi rehta hai

    • 500 extra screens mein bhi sirf 20 crores aage tera king,………….
      Stuntman ne tere kking ki maabehen ek kardi
      Saale…………..

      • 20 Crores main kitna zeroes hai pata hai kya tujhe ya teri maabehen ko? Ja 1st std maths padke aa… Aur no. of shows for JTHJ is lesser as its lenthy.. remember that.. And 10 times more money overseas than SOS…

      • you dumb , shows of both the movies are eqaual because jab tak.. is much longer movie. So son of sardar and jab tak both got equal shows..

  2. sharukh is king because of his performance & talent.No body can cross him.i do not want to say that otyhers are not good,but not so good

  3. sadi hui si purani love triangle movie hai jthj , aisa movie sirf ye haklu devdas hi kar sakta hai,use action movie tho bilkul suit nahi karti as we saw in ra-one,yeh movie hit hoga tho sirf late yash chopra ke waje se because people r giving tribute to him , srk is very lucky because woh na action kar saktha hai na hi comedy wo sirf emotional drama ke liye bana hai stunt man is much better than haklu devdas

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