PAN-INDIAN FILM, RANI MUKERJI STARRER AND HOLLYWOOD SUPERHERO FLICK TO DOMINATE THIS WEEK
The Ranbir Kapoor–Shraddha Kapoor starrer Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar opened well last week but later on, it faltered due to mixed word of mouth and urban appeal. It is expected to collect around Rs. 78-80 crores in the first week and will manage to cross the Rs. 100 crores mark in its lifetime. Meanwhile, this week will see the release of the following 5 films.
KABZAA: It’ll get the biggest release tomorrow. It is a Kannada film which is getting an extensive release in Hindi. It stars Upendra, Sudeep, Shiva Rajkumar and Shriya Saran. The film looks quite rich and grand. However, it also reminds one of KGF and awareness is limited. The opening will be poor but as it has happened with many dubbed films, it can spring a surprise from the second day if reports are positive.
MRS CHATTERJEE VS NORWAY: It stars Rani Mukerji in the lead and tells the shocking story of a woman’s fight against a nation after her children were forcibly taken away. The trailer is hard-hitting and has aroused curiosity. But being a serious and a bit of a niche film, the hype is limited. Some of the reviews aren’t positive. However, if the audience report is encouraging, it can see a huge jump in the collections over the weekend.
Both Kabzaa and Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway are expected to open in the range of Rs. 1 crore.
ZWIGATO: It stars Kapil Sharma as a delivery worker. Directed by Nandita Das, it also stars ShahanaGoswami. The trailer is decent and the hype for the film is negligible as it looks like a niche fare. Also, it features Kapil in a subtle serious avatar while fans love him doing comedy. The opening is expected to be in the range of Rs. 10-20 lakhs.
SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS: It is the second part of the Shazam franchise. The first installment was well-received critically. At the box office in India, it collected around Rs. 21 crores and had sustained at lower levels. The excitement for the sequel is limited but it’ll surely have the biggest opening of the week. The first part opened with Rs. 3 crores and the sequel is also expected to have first day collections in the same range.
WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?: It is a typical Hollywood romcom but what makes it stand out is that it is directed by Shekhar Kapur. It also stars Shabana Azmi. Hence, it might find audiences in urban centres.