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 has��more 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 mark��in its first week to what Khan had��promised it would achieve.