Sajid Khan, director of this week’s release ‘Himmatwala’, was very confident that the movie would hit the 100 crore mark. However, on its first day, the movie has indeed opened well but hasn’t really quite touched expectations that were set by trade analysts.
The movie, which is a remake of the 1983 original, is falling short of Ajay Devgn’s last movie ‘Son of Sardaar’ (2012) but maybe – by the end of the day – may pick up. The makers of the movie ensured that the film was promoted heavily prior to its release and therefore there was much hype and��furore��surrounding it. The expectations for a great opening day were high but ‘Himmatwala’ hasn’t really lived up to them.
In many areas in India, the movie has done particularly badly but in single screens in some areas, it it doing well. Over the weekend, the ticket windows are predicted to get busier what with ‘Himmatwala’ being the only movie releasing today, on Good Friday.
Early reviews also indicate that the movie, although touted as a remake, is not really in keeping with the original and a comparison is a little premature.