The prominent releases of this week included Pradeep Sarkar directed HELICOPTER EELA, Soham Shah’s horror mythical thriller TUMBBAD, Mukesh Bhatt’s romantic drama JALEBI and Govinda’s FRYDAY etc. Unfortunately it turned out to be one of the worse Friday’s of the year for Hindi cinema as all the mentioned films saw a below 5 percent start, with the once top star Kajol starrer HELICOPTER EELA faring the best, though just for arguments sake!
Meanwhile, last week’s Sriram Raghavan directed Ayushmann, Tabu and Radhika starrer ANDHADHUN turned out to be a winner netting 26 crore plus during the opening week. The other release of the same week, SKF’s Ayush-Warina starrer LOVEYATRI could not quite impress though managing a fair 10 crore week, but can still make amends, given the festive mood!
Concluding with Yash Raj Films’ Varun-Anushka starrer SUI DHAAGA- MADE IN INDIA, the film saw a huge fall in the second week, but the 62 crore opening week had already done the trick. At the end of the second week, SUI DHAAGA has netted 75 crore and with a good $2.25m haul from the overseas, the moderately budgeted film is set to be a hit, give that the makers YRF are also worldwide distributors and all the rights rest with them!