Winning duo Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn have never failed to captivate the audience while creating created history at the box office, whether it was the Golmaal series or last year’s Singham. That’s why there’s plenty riding on Shetty’s next film, Bol Bachchan, and distributors are waiting for its release with bated breath. This time around, Shetty has brought together the actors of his 2003 film Zameen, Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgn, Here’s what distributors have to say.
In Mumbai, Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines remarks, “The buzz around Bol Bachchan is extraordinary. There are a lot of enquiries about the film and plenty of excitement among the audience. The film should take an opening of 80 per cent on Friday.”
The school vacation has been extended by a week in Delhi-UP, where G D Mehta of Bobby Arts International says, “The look of the film is very good and we are expecting the movie to take a terrific opening.”
However, advance booking has not caught on in the territory. “This is not very popular in our circuit.” Explains Surendra Saluja of Lakshaya Movies. “But the promos of the film have caught the public’s attention. So let’s wait and watch.”
Sunit Singh of Aum Movies adds, “In West Bengal, there is massive anticipation for Bol Bachchan. The film will open to a more than 50-per cent response and this will grow to 65 to 70 per cent over the weekend.”
In the CP circuit, Sharang Chandak of Shri Rang Films says, “The film has been marketed very well and everyone is aware of it. Bol Bachchan will definitely take a 70-per cent opening. Also, there are chancesthe film might reach the Rs 100-crore mark as the Rohit Shetty-Ajay Devgn combination has proved in the past.”
In the Orissa circuit, Jeetu Khandelwal of Movie Pioneers adds, “The film should have a 70-per cent opening tomorrow. This year has been very good so far and Bol Bachchan will be the fourth film of the year to earn more than Rs 100 crore at the box office.”
The trend of advance booking does not exist in Mysore, where B H Basha of Bahar Enterprises says, “There is a lot of hype around Bol Bachchan and the film will take a 65 to 70-per cent opening. The weekend numbers will be exceptional.”