This week we have two very different genres battling it out at the box office. Anurag Kashyap’s action drama Gangs Of Wasseypur (GoW) and Kunal Kohli’s love story Teri Meri Kahaani (TMK). If the morning shows were any indication, distributors say neither film piqued the curiosity of the audience. But the long-term business of the films can be gauged only after the evening shows.
In Mumbai, Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines says, “Both films took an opening of 30 per cent in Mumbai. With neck-and-neck competition at the box office, we will know which one scored over the other only in the evening. TMK will do well in multiplexes while GoW will do better business in single-screen cinemas.”
In Delhi, G D Mehta of Bobby Arts International reveals, “Both films took an opening of around 30 per cent. And both have picked up during the afternoon shows. As for their weekend collections, we should know after the 6 pm show.”
In Punjab, Surendra Saluja of Lakshya Movies is a little more optimistic and hopes TMK will do decent business. “It’s a family film and GoW will have fewer takers as it has an A certificate. “Though the morning shows of both films were a mere 15-20 per cent, TMK might score over GoW.”
But Sharang Chandak of Shri Rang Films is not one bit optimistic about this week’s releases. “TMK’s promos have failed to entice the audience and GoW will not be able to attract the family audience thanks to its ‘A’ certificate.” According to him, in regions like CI and CP, only films with a big cast work. “In CP, both films will do average business over the weekend.”
Jeetu Khandelwal of Movie Pioneers adds, “The Orissa audience has completely written off TMK. The performance of GoW will improve due to word-of-mouth as it’s a good movie.”
In Nizam, Ravi Machchar of Sahyog Films says, “The opening collection of GoW and TMK is around 50 per cent across single-screens and 25 per cent at multiplexes. But TMK might do better than GoW because you can’t watch the latter with your family due to the content of the film.”