Anurag Kashyap's lavishly mounted authentic vintage project, the Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar starrer, BOMBAY VELVET, started on a good to decent note. While the high end multiplexes of metros started at around 40-45 percent, many of the big city cinemas were lower at 25 percent. What is heartening to note is that there was a pronounced pick up during the latter shows. Having said that, BOMBAY VELVET is an expensive project (80 crore as per Anurag Kashyap), the film will have to sustain for a couple of weeks to succeed.
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Meanwhile last week's, Amitabh, Irrfan and Deepika starrer PIKU, saw a rock steady first week netting in excess of 40 crore from India. Given that the Shoojit Sircar directed film has had a good eighth day, both in India and the overseas, PIKU is on way to be sure shot hit, and another success for the maverick director after VICKY DONOR and MADRAS CAFE.
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Concluding with Akshay Kumar's GABBAR IS BACK, the film saw quite a steady 20 crore second week and has thus netted 80 crore in two weeks from India. With over $ 2m from the overseas, GABBAR IS BACK is already a semi-hit
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