The coming Friday’s major releases include the much awaited Anil Kapoor Film Company and Balaji Telefilms Ltd’s Kareena, Sonam, Swara and Shikha starrer VEERE DI WEDDING, along with Vikramaditya Motwane’s Harshvardhan Kapoor venture BHAVESH JOSHI SUPERHERO. Needless to add that the front runner will be VEERE DI WEDDING while BHAVESH JOSHI SUPERHERO will have to be content with the second spot. The remaining release of the week, Karan Bhutani directed PHAMOUS, is a relatively unknown commodity but boasts of a good cast – Jimmy Sheirgill , Kay Kay Menon and Mahie Gill and should hopefully find it’s fair share of admirers. As we were about to go online, there's news about the unconventional 3 DEV also making it to the cinemas, and the Karan Singh Grover venture may just spring a surprise!
RISHI KAPOOR and AMITABH BACHCHAN IN 102 NOT OUT
Concluding with Umesh Shukla’s Amitabh-Rishi starrer, 102 NOT OUT, the film saw another quite steady week collecting 1 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 27 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 9.50 lakhs from Surat, 7.55 lakhs from Baroda, 3 lakhs from Rajkot, 30 lakhs from Pune, 9. 15 lakhs from Nasik, 8.25 lakhs from Goa, 65 lakhs from Delhi city, 19.50 lakhs from Noida, 9.25 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 4.55 lakhs from Kanpur, 12.50 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.15 lakhs from Agra, 2.25 lakhs from Allahabad, 5.15 lakhs from Dehradun, 20 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5 lakhs from Faridabad, 4.55 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 3.50 lakhs from Ludhiana, 30 lakhs from Calcutta, 2.50 lakhs from Siliguri, 3.75 lakhs from Patna, 1.25 lakhs from Dhanbad, 2 lakhs from Ranchi, 2.50 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 2.75 lakhs from Guwahati, 5.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 7 lakhs from Raipur, 10.50 lakhs from Indore, 8 lakhs from Bhopal, 12 lakhs from Jaipur, 2.25 lakhs from Jodhpur, 1.75 lakhs from Ajmer, 3 lakhs from Kota, 4.15 lakhs from Udaipur, 8.75 lakhs from Hyderabad, 3 lakhs from Aurangabad, 35 lakhs from Bangalore, 1 lakh from Mangalore, 1 lakh from Mysore and 1 lakh from Kochi. Adding another 6.50 crore 102 NOT OUT has netted 48.50 crore in three weeks from India and is on way to a semi-hit status. 102 NOT OUT has also done very well in the overseas grossing £165,000 from UK and $1,150,000 from the US.
ALIA BHATT IN RAAZI
Checking out the Meghna Gulzar directed Alia Bhatt starrer, RAAZI, the film saw a rock steady second week as it collected 5.75 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 1.15 crore from Ahmedabad, 42.75 lakhs from Surat, 30.25 lakhs from Baroda, 14.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 2 crore from Pune, 23.50 lakhs from Nasik, 20 lakhs from Goa, 4.50 lakhs from Belgaum, 4.15 crore from Delhi city, 1 crore from Noida, 65 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 30.75 lakhs from Kanpur, 70 lakhs from Lucknow, 15.25 lakhs from Agra, 16.50 lakhs from Allahabad, 3.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 21.75 lakhs from Dehradun, 1.15 crore from Gurgaon, 22.15 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.25 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 5 lakhs from Panipat, 25 lakhs from Chandigarh, 9.25 lakhs from Jalandhar, 9.75 lakhs from Amritsar, 14.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2.50 lakhs from Bhatinda, 2.25 lakhs from Ambala, 2.50 lakhs from Jammu, 1.50 crore from Calcutta, 11 lakhs from Siliguri, 16.75 lakhs from Patna, 6.25 lakhs from Dhanbad, 9.75 lakhs from Ranchi, 12.55 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 11.25 lakhs from Guwahati, 4.65 lakhs from Muzaffarpur, 35 lakhs from Nagpur, 23.75 lakhs from Raipur, 40 lakhs from Indore, 10 lakhs from Gwalior, 35 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 3 cinemas unrecieved), 65 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 12.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 6 lakhs from Ajmer, 2.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 9 lakhs from Kota, 12.50 lakhs from Udaipur, 50 lakhs from Hyderabad, 16.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 2 crore from Bangalore, 7.50 lakhs from Mangalore, 7.25 lakhs from Mysore, 1.50 lakhs from Vijayawada, 5.50 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 5.25 lakhs from Madras and 4.25 lakhs from Kochi. Adding another 34 crore, RAAZI has netted 91 crore in two weeks from India and is a super hit. RAAZI is superb in the overseas grossing $4.5m with £327,000 from UK and $2,340,000 from the US, till the third weekend (25-27 May).
PARMANU: THE STORY OF POKHRAN MOVIE POSTER
Meanwhile, John Abraham’s PARMANU-THE STORY OF POKHRAN, saw a decent weekend netting 21 crore and is holding well during the weekdays too and should sneak through to a success tag in the weeks to come.
The other release of the same week, Danny Dengzongpa’s BIOSCOPEWALA, saw a dull show at the ticket window but will score well in the festival circuits.