May 25, 2012 12:16:04 PM IST By Abid, Glamsham Editorial
Just a few months ago, the trade and media discussions centered on whether Sajid Khan's Akshay Kumar starrer, HOUSEFULL 2, would be able to provide the actor with his first clean hit (after HOUSEFULL), and also mark Akki's entry into the 100 crore league.
ROWDY RATHORE and HOUSEFULL 2
The naysayers were of the view that given the IPL craze, Sajid and Akshay would be lucky if HOUSEFULL 2 would just turn out to be a success let alone net 100 crore from India.
However the director-actor duo had the last laugh as things went quite the other way. In fact HOUSEFULL 2 turned out to be a super duper hit, and has already crossed 112 crore from India, and ironically it is IPL that has been hit hard (something that we had predicted)!
Cut to the present and the trade and the media are now speculating whether Akshay Kumar's next release, ROWDY RATHORE, would be able to surpass HOUSEFULL 2.
Well, we would like to stick our neck out and say yes, most definitely, and for sure in India! The buzz for the film is huge, the music is already very popular and the one liners (especially "Don't Angry Me") are all over the lips of the cinema frequenting genX.
To conclude, as things stand today, ROWDY RATHORE looks set for a huge start, both at the single screens and multiplexes, and it is likely to net 45 crore plus during the opening weekend itself (the best ever weekend for a non-festive period).
As for now we can only wait for 1st June when ROWDY RATHORE storms screens all over.