The month of July this year was quite fortunate for Bollywood releases. It witnessed four super hits back to back. But August seems to be not that lucky for Bollywood films. After the wonderful month of July, and early August, the last week’s releases didn’t get an expected opening at the box office. Though it was a long weekend and the movie makers were hopeful that their films would do great in terms of collections, yet it didn’t turned out so. The three new releases of last week vis-à-vis ‘Not A Love Story’, ‘Chatur Singh Two Star’ and ‘Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande’ fall out flat at the box office.
Initially Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Not A Love Story’ was much in controversy. Despite of picking up many controversial issues, it didn’t get a kick start in theaters. The steamy scenes ans smooches of Mahie Gill and perhaps the storyline of the movie failed to attract the audience. The film revolved round one of the most controversial issues that happened in Mumbai, India. It treid to touch the Neeraj Grover Murder Case but the film fared below average. At few centers the occupancy in the theaters was reported to 20% to 40% only.
But one great thing with the film is that it is featured on a shoestring budget so the makers wouldn’t have to bear huge losses. If in coming days the film picks up it would recover the capital money invested in it. Moreover, we cannot overlook the satellite rights of the movie also. So it may be anticipated that the film might pick up in this week.
Talking of the nest release ‘Chatur Singh Two Star’, even this film did no good in theaters. The big name of Sanjay Dutt and sensational avatar of Amisha Patel couldn’t help it sinking. It also didn’t draw masses and attracted mixed reviews and responses from the film critics. Featuring Sanjay Dutt in an avatar of shambling cop the film got unanimous pans by the critics. However, it witnesses moderate response in single theaters but a complete washout in multiplexes.
The third one ‘Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande’ which marked the directorial debut of Pravin Dabbas also failed to charm the audience. It gained a mixed review and response from the film critics of Bollywood. Maybe the lack of nay bankable renowned star hurdled the way of the movie.
This Friday the theatres would see multiple releases including Chitkabrey: Shades of Grey, Rivaaz, Mr. Bhatti on Chutti and Shabri. Now how good or bad do they do at box office is another story, but the eyeballs of audiences are glued to Salman Khan’s upcoming release ‘Bodyguard’ which comes on 31st August. In such a case, these films might get affected.