The major release of the coming week is the political satire, JAI HO DEMOCRACY, featuring prestigious names such as Annu Kapoor, Om Puri, Satish Kaushik, Adil Hussain and Seema Biswas. The other listed releases are ISHQ KE PARINDEY and NATH-EK PRATHA. With the audience preferring to wait for the biggie, the Akshay Kumar starrer, GABBAR IS BACK (May 1), it will just be JAI HO DEMOCRACY which holds some promise at the box-office.
ISHQ KE PARINDEY, JAI HO DEMOCRACY, MARGARITA WITH A STRAW and MR.X
Meanwhile, just as we had stated in our previous box-office report, all the releases of last week namely, the Bhatts' venture MR. X (3D), Kalki Koechlin starrer MARGARITA WITH A STRAW, as also the mythological NANAK SHAH FAKIR, saw dull to dismal openings. And it was just Emraan Hashmi's MR. X which dominated the show with a 20-25 percent (on an average) start. The film did not show any major upsurge in collection during the remaining days of the weekend netting just around 14 crore, and that does not auger well for the box-office prospects of the Bhatt-Emraan venture. The remaining releases, which saw a paltry 5-10 percent starts can already be termed as box-office failures.
One can't help but mention Naren Tamhane's National Award winning venture, the brilliant, COURT. The film was off to a very positive feedback from the audience (wherever it released) and also some mind-blowing reviews from the discerning critics, and may just spring a surprise, fingers crossed!