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Three major releases and three disasters

MUMBAI: Rakht Charitra, Jhootha Hi Sahi and Hisss, three major releases of the week, account for three major disasters as they show very poor collections or ‘no show‘ signs


Hisss had its own problem attending to a ‘cruelty to animals‘ plea in court. Its release was cleared on Thursday, only a day before release. Surprisingly, still, it has done marginally better than both hero oriented films, Rakht Charitra and Jhootha Hi Sahi!


The first weekend figures for Rakht Charitra is Rs 39.9 million; Jhootha Hi Sahi recorded Rs 46.3 million and Hisss Rs 58.6 million. This, certainly, is a poor showing.


According to Brajesh Tandon, a veteran theatre controller and distributor for Delhi-UP Circuit, Hisss has done well at single screen cinemas of UP but has done badly at multiplexes while the other two are poor."


Ashish Thakur, a Bombay Circuit theatre controller and distributor of regional as well as Hindi cinema, observes, "The subjects fail to appeal; while Hisss, of snake and revenge, is outdated, Rakht Charitra is dark and about South politics, so who cares in Hindi belt? As for Jhootha Hi Sahi, I don‘t think John Abraham has a following to carry a solo hero film yet."

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