The Shaukeens has done decent business at the box office after one week. The film did show some growth over the weekend, though after that it had a 50% fall from Friday. The weekdays stayed pretty steady though and the numbers from Monday to Thursday averaged around the 2.5 crore mark on a daily basis. Resultantly, a little over 28 crores came in Week One. The film would have competition though from Kill Dil in its second week and a lot would depend on how the Ranveer Singh-Govinda-Ali Zafar-Parineeti Chopra starrer does. That would decide the eventual lifetime run of the Abhishek Sharma directed comedy.
Rang Rasiya, despite all the good reviews, has flopped at the box office. The film collected in the range of 3.5-4 crore and is hardly in the running now. The person who has benefitted most from the film is Randeep Hooda who has seen some all around good feedback coming his way.
Filmmaker Harry Baweja has tasted success a decade after Qayamat (2003) in the form of animation flick Chaar Sahibzaade. The film is enjoying a tremendous run in Punjabi with around 4 crores coming in the first week. Even the Hindi version has brought home decent moolah while in overseas, it is matching steps with some of the biggie Bollywood flicks running there. With a lifetime run of over 10 crore expected just from India, Chaar Sahibzaade is a bumper success all the way, hence infusing life back in the animation industry which has been largely unproductive when it comes to films coming out of India.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder