In the unlikeliest of clashes, Vivek Oberoi’s Kismet (Kismat) Love Paisa Dilli a.k.a. KLPD will take on Sridevi’s English Vinglish. The two films are totally different with an entirely different set of target audience. In fact while former would have a much stronger single screen presence, latter would be multiplex friendly. Still, from the release perspective, it couldn’t have played out better for the two films since none of the two is emerging as such a huge competition that it would crush another by its sheer presence.
This also translates into the fact that neither English Vinglish nor KLPD can be seen as taking an earth shattering beginning. For both films it would be word of mouth coming into play and that would decide the run they would enjoy at the box office. From the economics perspective, English Vinglish is obviously a costlier film whereas KLPD has been made on a controlled budget. On the other hand while former has been in news for quite some time now due to Sridevi’s comeback, makers of latter have given their all in terms of quantum of publicity.
Though it would be futile to expect houseful boards on the first day for either of the two films, English Vinglish would take a better opening at multiplexes, primarily due to curiosity factor around catching up with Sridevi. On the other hand director Sanjay Khanduri had made a good impression with his first film Ek Chalis Ki Last Local which means he may well have a mass centric single screen friendly entertainer up his sleeves in the form of KLPD.
Meanwhile both films would also have some competition in store from OMG Oh My God! which is fetching sustained audience and very good appreciation for itself till date.