The two major new releases of the week, Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s Sunny Deol starrer MOHALLA ASSI and Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapoor’s PIHU, failed to embark even on a half decent start, despite praises for Sunny Deol’s acting and critical acclaim for PIHU. Both the mentioned films need to improve dramatically during the remaining two days of the weekend for some chances.
Meanwhile, the Diwali extravaganza, Amitabh, Aamir, Katrina and Sana starrer, YRF’s THUGS OF HINDOSTAN, saw a disappointing run netting 136 crore (to be validated) during the extended 8-day week. The film may find it difficult to even touch the 150 crore mark in the end count. The Vijay Krishna Acharya film has also been rejected in the overseas grossing around $7m at the end of the first week .
Concluding with the Dussehra release, Junglee Pictures Ayushmann, Sanya and Nina Gupta starrer, BADHAAI HO, the film made most of the non-performance of THUGS OF HINDOSTAN by adding another 10 crore thus netting 118 crore in four weeks from India and is a super duper hit.