This week sees Prakash Jha’s ‘Satyagraha’ as the only release. Early indications show moderate takings at the ticket windows in India.
The film which features a multi star cast, including Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai, Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Rao, has seen around 30-50% occupancy in both single screens and multiplexes up and down the country.
Undoubtedly, word of mouth will help the movie during the weekend but it is thought that the political stance is not a genre favourable by a mass audience, hence a slow uptake in collections on the first day.
Last week’s ‘Madras Cafe’ made over 30 crores in it’s first week in India. It seems to haves struggled somewhat with controversy and also not much appreciation in the single screens.