Director David Dhawan’s ‘Chashme Baddoor’ is this week’s only Bollywood release and unlike last week’s offering, ‘Himmatwala’, has managed a respectable opening at the domestic box office.
The movie, which stars Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Divyendu Sharma and Taapsee Pannu hasmore than adequately managed to pull in the crowds despite no involvement as such from a big star. Morning shows boast a 30-40% occupancy rising to 35-45% in the afternoon. These figures are expected to rise in the evening and also during the weekend. It seems the reviews have served as a healthy push for the audiences and the promotions, initial posters and trailers have also kept the audiences interested. It is, of course, a remake of the 1981 film with the same name.
In contrast, Sajid Khan’s ‘Himmatwala’ which released last week saw a drop at the ticket windows which can perhaps be put down to word of mouth. The film is currently struggling below the 50 crores mark,putting it way below the halfway markin its first week to what Khan hadpromised it would achieve.