Just as expected, the new releases of the week, Kalki-Richa starrer JIA AUR JIA and Manoj Bajpayee and Smita Tambe’s RUKH, opened to negligible collections at the box-office. For arguments sake one may say that- had it not been for GOLMAAL AGAIN……………..!
Meanwhile, the Diwali bonanza, Rohit Shetty’s Ajay Devgn starrer GOLMAAL AGAIN caused a huge explosion at the ticket window by netting 137 crore (to be validated) during the opening week from India. And we are not surprised as most Ajay Devgn starrers, helmed by Rohit Shetty do that, more so this time (biggest of the year –Hindi) due to Diwali and the iconic franchise. As things stand, GOLMAAL AGAIN is already a super hit and is sure to end up as the year’s biggest Hindi hit, rather super-duper hit.
The other Diwali release, Aamir Khan’s Zaira Wasim starrer SECRET SUPERSTAR managed a decent opening week (8-days), netting 43 crore (to be validated) and is already an average fare. Which, given the multiplex centric theme, limited releases and the huge competition in the form of GOLMAAL AGAIN, is quite creditable. The film, may just about manage to climb up the ladder, and end up as an above average fare!