October 23, 2009 3:26:01 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
MAIN AURR MRS KHANNA and WAKE UP SID
Khannas have been shown the door. Barely a week after the release of MAIN AURR MRS. KHANNA, exhibitors have lost confidence in the film. Majority of leading multiplexes have discontinued the screening of the film in the second week and are continuing to trust BLUE and ALL THE BEST to deliver the goods.
What becomes further embarrassing for the film is the fact that WAKE UP SID has been revived. The Ranbir Kapoor starrer, which had two bountiful weeks for itself, was kept aside in the Diwali week. All screens were occupied by the three biggies that arrived last Friday and all Karan Johar and Co. could have hoped was to see if they get some open space in week to follow. Well, that has pretty much happened with Khannas making way for Sid.
Meanwhile, this week there are two small time films that have arrived sans any fanfare. BAL GANESHA 2 has come with the kind of publicity which is even poorer than the first installment. That's disheartening since this is one franchise which easily boasts of best quality due to its 3D animation. On the other hand FRUIT AND NUT fails at the title level itself. It doesn't give any indication whatsoever of what this Boman Irani-Dia Mirza starrer is all about; something that is never a happy sign. None of these two films bring in any scare factor that could stop ALL THE BEST and BLUE from making further fortune at the box office in week to follow.
Enjoy the ride till ALADIN and LONDON DREAMS hit screens on 30th October 2009.