This Thursday (Gandhi Jayanti), saw the release of (perhaps) one of the biggest films of the year, Siddharth Anand’s Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif starrer, BANG BANG!. The day also saw the release of one of the most accomplished directors of recent era, Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shahid and Shraddha Kapoor starrer HAIDER.
|BANG BANG AND HAIDER|
While it was obvious that BANG BANG! would set the box-office on fire (which it did), what came as a pleasant surprise was the performance of the superbly crafted HAIDER.
Coming to the specifics, BANG BANG! saw the second best single day collection of the year after (SINGHAM RETURNS). It also held up quite well on the second day (despite some fall at mass centers and single screens) netting nearly 50 crore in two days from India.
In case of HAIDER, the film was hit hard by the more commercially appealing BANG BANG! but still managed a decent first day (6-7 crore), despite limited screens and just a couple of shows at the multiplexes. The film surprised on the second day (Friday) with a 20-25 percent jump in collections thus netting in excess of 15 crore in two days from India.
With the extended holiday week still on, we await the interesting future developments eagerly, and wish for a double success at the box-office in the form of BANG BANG! and HAIDER.