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Fenil's Bollywood Talk # 595

By: fenil_seta Posted Nov 14, 2019 Fenil's Bollywood Talk! 22 Views

WILL MARJAAVAAN EMERGE AS YET ANOTHER SUCCESS FOR MILAP ZAVERI?


One of the biggest surprises of 2018 in terms of opening has to be Satyameva Jayate. The trailer had worked among the masses but no one was prepared for the fact that it’ll take a mindboggling opening of Rs. 19.65 crore! In fact, even Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Zero didn’t have such an opening as its first day collections were Rs. 18.78 crore! One can reason that Satyameva Jayate released on Independence Day, unlike Zero that came on a non-holiday Friday. However, Satyameva Jayate clashed with Akshay Kumar-starrer Gold and yet managed such a record start. The lead actor John Abraham got accolades for it but the other person to emerge as a star was it’s director Milap Zaveri. In his words, he was perceived to be finished after his sex comedy Mastizaade bombed. The way he bounced back and showed that he knows the pulse of the audiences hence was a premiere success story of 2018!


And now Milap Zaveri is back with another film for the seeti-taali crowd, titled Marjaavaan. It releases tomorrow and stars Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh, Tara Sutaria and Rakul Preet Singh. The trailer as expected promises a hardcore masala film, replete with dialogues in 70s style. Riteish is also a highlight and he plays a three-foot-long menacing villain. The trailer gives a bit of a déjà vu of Riteish-Sidharth’s earlier film, Ek Villain. But the team has assured that Marjaavaan is quite different. Interestingly, the release date changed multiple times. It was to release on October 2 and clash with War. But it was then moved from November 22 to November 8 and finally settled on November 15.


Marjaavaan however has plenty of challenges. Sidharth Malhotra suits the part but it remains to be seen if he has done justice. Also, his track record hasn’t been impressive; he has given 5 flops in a row. Songs also haven’t become chartbusters. Satyameva Jayate also had the hype due to ‘Dilbar’ song. Marjaavaan has couple of catchy songs but they haven’t really worked well. Due to all these factors, the opening won’t even be in double digits. A Rs. 6-7 crore first day is expected and it might go a bit higher if mass centres open well.


The other major release is Motichoor Chaknachoor, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Athiya Shetty. It seems like a sweet romcom and the trailer has really surprised. Athiya especially looks in fine form. The excitement for the film is hardly there and this will affect its opening and also its overall prospects. Last week, Satellite Shankar too had no buzz but an opening of Rs. 50-60 lakhs was expected. However, it shockingly opened at Rs. 10 lakhs! It proved that viewers would just not go for a film if they aren’t interested. In this regard, the opening of Motichoor Chaknachoor won’t be more than Rs. 25-30 lakhs.


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