It’s not something that has happened for the first time, but no one can disagree with the fact that this is a rare phenomenon, and the person involved is producer Karan Johar, and the case in point involves his two films, AGNEEPATH and EK MAIN AUR EKK TU, from his very own banner, the prestigious Dharma Productions. Well, let us decipher our confusing headline.
When Karan Johar’s AGNEEPATH released on 26th January, never in his wildest dreams would he have imagined that his next venture, EK MAIN AUR EKK TU, which was slated to release two weeks later, 10th February to be precise, would have to contend with his still strong Hrithik–Priyanka starrer. But that is exactly what happened as AGNEEPATH managed 7 crore in its third week as opposed to 30.70 crore (1st week) of EK MAIN AUR EKK TU. Moreover, EMAET could not open at some multiplexes of smaller centres because AGNEEPATH was still drawing in the crowd.
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Says one of India’s leading trade expert, ‘AGNEEPATH definitely cut into EK MAIN AUR EKK TU’s business, not only at the single screens but also at multiplexes of Western India. Had it not been for AGNEEPATH, EMAET would have surely netted around 35 crore in it’s opening week.’
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Once again in its fourth week, AGNEEPATH has managed 2.75 crore while EMAET could only muster up 6.75 crore in its second week, and will have to content with an above average status as opposed to super hit status of AGNEEPATH.
Well, we are curious to know what Karan must be feeling about this, but we are sure that he must be thrilled with the success of the new AGNEEPATH, thereby fulfilling his father’s unfulfilled dream.