Baar Baar Dekho and Freaky Ali are not collecting as per expectations. Both the films were touted to collect much better, considering the credentials as per the response that the promos had generated. In fact even after the release, though there was mixed response to the films, one still expected better numbers than what are collecting being generated at the Box Office. It is quite apparent that audiences have been very selective about their choices when it comes to visiting theaters and that is reflecting in the footfalls that are being registered in theaters.
This can be reflected from the fact that Baar Baar Dekho, after bringing in 2.5 crore* more on Monday, is at a total of just 23.60 crore*.
On the other hand Freaky Ali, with relatively better numbers when seen in conjunction with its budget, has 1.5 crore* more added to its total that stands at 10 crore*.
In short, between both films approx 34 crore* have come in 4 days which is the kind of number that was expected from Baar Baar Dekho in its opening weekend itself.
Bollywood is continuing to wait for its next big release. After Rustom, only Baar Baar Dekho has brought in some sort of footfalls but that’s about it. There hasn’t been a single film in last one month which has crossed even the 50 crore mark and one just hopes that the reversal of fortunes happens soon.
Will Raaz Reboot turn the tide? Let’s hope it happens!
*Estimates. Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder