Finally, after all the wait, ‘Joker‘ arrives on the big screen. In the recent past there hardly has been a film featuring a superstar which has seen an air of mystery around its eventual content. More so, since the film is neither a remake or a sequel nor a quintessential action or romcom entertainer. Even the sci-fi territory being explored is not on the lines of a Ra.One or a ‘Krrish‘ which means the Akshay Kumar starrer is pretty much a ‘band mutthi’ in the offering. Except for Shirish Kunder and his team, no one outside the film is really aware of what the film would eventually offer.
This also means that unlike a ‘masala‘ blockbuster a la ‘Ek Tha Tiger‘, ‘Rowdy Rathore‘, ‘Housefull 2‘, ‘Bol Bachchan‘, ‘Agneepath‘, ‘Ra. One‘ or ‘Don 2‘, each of the films in last one years which promised a solid start from the very first show and fetched 100 crores or more at the box office, ‘Joker’ is a film that is expected to grow as the day progresses and register some good collections over the rest of the weekend, if the word of mouth is really positive.
Though currently there are a million stories floating around the pre-release promotion of the film, eventually it should all boil down to the content. What works in the favour of this Akshay Kumar-Sonakshi Sinha starrer is that one can expect the unexpected in the final results. Also, one has to keep in mind the fact that both the actors are coming after two blockbusters each and there is a large fan-base/regular audience which does check out a film regardless of what is published or written about in various forums or social media.
While the opening few shows are expected in the range of 50%-60%, there is enough potential to grow for two major reasons. First and foremost there is no significant competition this week. Secondly, the run of ‘Ek Tha Tiger‘ is almost coming to an end which means ‘Joker‘ can consolidate it’s position, especially if kids catch fancy of this sci-fi flick.