Amitabh Dhanush Shamitabh

This week sees the release of the much-awaited Shamitabh۪ starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and Akshara Haasan. The film, which is directed by R Balki, was expected to see a decent opening but it has opened to a dull response on the first day, BizAsia can reveal.

With two popular stars and one debutante, it۪s hard to believe the film wouldn۪t do well at the box office. However, it seems to have opened better in Southern India than elsewhere, according to Box Office India. Dhanush is, of course, a South star so this result is perhaps an understandable one.

Last week۪s releases Khamoshiyan۪ and Hawaizaada۪ have done poorly in their first with the latter struggling majorly. One can only hope that next week۪s Roy۪ will do better at the ticket windows than any of 2015۪s releases have done so far.

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