Perhaps due to lack of sufficient publicity or perhaps because it released on a weekday, the business of Gangs of Wasseypur Part II (GOW 2) has not lived up to expectations. Opening day on Wednesday drew a tepid response at the ticket counter, with the film’s first-day collections, pan-India, amounting to Rs 2.85 crore. The response on the second day too has been lukewarm so far but tradewallahs believe the film will gain momentum during the weekend.
In Mumbai, Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines says, “The all-India collections of GOW 2 are Rs 3 crore while in Mumbai, the film managed Rs 1.25 crore. The response to the film today is the same as it was yesterday. I am hoping business will pick up over the weekend as it’s a three-day holiday, with Friday being a holiday in most circuits.”
In East Punjab, Dharam Pal of Paramount Pictures adds, “The first-day collections of GOW 2 were Rs 28 lakh. The film has gone unnoticed because it released on a weekday.”
Sarang Chandak Shri Rang Films feels business of GOW 2 will improve over the weekend in CP. “Its first-day collections here were Rs 15-18 lakh. The movie is receiving good word-of-mouth publicity and it is expected to do much better over the weekend.”
Jeetu Khandelwal of Movie Pioneers says, “It’s a government holiday in Orrisa today, on account of Janmashtami. So we are expecting today’s collections to be better than yesterday. The film’s first day collection here is Rs 1.5 lakh. We are sure that it will enjoy a smooth ride till Ek Tha Tiger releases.”
B H Basha of Bahar Enterprises concludes, “In Mysore, GOW 2 received a better response than GOW did. Yesterday, the film took a 40-50 per cent opening and closed its first day at Rs 13 lakh. The response today is unchanged.”