Box Office – Sunny Leone’s Beiimaan Love is a non-starter, Manoj Bajpayee’s Saat Uchakkey tries to gain some momentum
By Joginder Tuteja
2016 is turning out to be a bad year for Sunny Leone as far as her stint in Bollywood is concerned. Mastizaade was butchered at the censors and what eventually came in theaters hardly enticed audiences. One Night Stand was a different film indeed for Sunny Leone but the makers released it in a haphazard fashion and the outcome was a Box Office disaster. Now Beiimaan Love, which was ready for almost a year, got an even low key release, what with just no awareness created around its arrival. Its release date was pushed too at the last minute. Result? Zero interest amongst the audience that reflected in poor footfalls.
The film has seen collections which could well compete with a mere 60 lakhs that One Night Stand had earned. That makes it a losing proposition on Day One itself. Moreover, the reviews too have been all around negative that further seals the film’s fate.
The only film which is seeing some kind of positive response is Saat Uchakkey. Though the Manoj Bajpayee starrer is a delayed release too, it has seen some kind of collections, albeit under the 1 crore mark. The reviews for Saat Uchakkey are fair and since the film aims primarily at the gentry, the family audiences are of course being marginalized. It has to be seen how the film unfolds over the rest of the weekend because if a turnaround has to happens, it needs to be really fast.
As for Fuddu and Anna, there wasn’t anything really going for the films. Incidentally, former too features Sunny Leone in a special song appearance. On the other hand the makers of Anna are now trying to gain Tax-Free status for their film. One wonders if that would actually make much of a difference to the overall collections since for now the film has been a non-starter due to very sparse release.
Mirzya has only crashed further in the second weekend and there are hardly any theaters playing the film. M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story is the holdover release and still collecting the best of the lot. With 1.35 crore* coming in, the film has now collected 122.75 crore* at the Box Office.
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
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