It was going to be 3 weeks of back to back fun with Shah Rukh Khan [RNBDJ], Akshay Kumar [JUMBO] and Aamir Khan [GHAJINI] arriving on back to back weeks. However, JUMBO deciding to postpone its release date by a week means that it is going to be Akshay v/s Aamir clash this Christmas once again after TAARE ZAMEEN PAR and WELCOME last year.
What it also means is good news for RNBDJ which would now enjoy a clear two week open run. There is no film slated to release on 19th December now and that gives some extra breathing space for the Shah Rukh Khan starrer which anyways is not expected to take a 'record breaking' start (which was expected till 10 days back) in wake of Mumbai terror attack.
On the other hand GHAJINI has quite a few positives running in its favor. While the film would arrive on 25th December when it is expected that lives would get back to normalcy to an extent, no notable release for next 3 weeks means that Aamir Khan would have an open house awaiting him. The curse of first weekend of January continues to force film makers to avoid bringing their films due to which there is no film planned to arrive on 2nd January.
A week later, Nana Patekar starrer HORN OK PLEASSSSS is expected to arrive but the way it has been delayed month after month, there is hardly any assurance around its release. Moreover, even if it does, it hardly is a competition. It's only on 16th January that a free run for GHAJINI would be interrupted and the man responsible for that would be Akshay Kumar who has his biggie CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA all set for a 16th January release.
However, CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA won't quite have an open house ahead with Emraan Hashmi & Kangana starrer RAAZ THE MYSTERY CONTINUES arriving on 23rd January with Farhan Akhtar too planning to bring on LUCK BY CHANCE on the same day.
Well, it is going to be busy days ahead for Bollywood beginning next weekend!
GHAJINI will be released by Big Pictures in Overseas.