Bollywood releases fail in festive week

MUMBAI: Chakravyuh, a film made on the Naxal problem by Prakash Jha, could not move the box office or the male audiences despite having a festive release on Dussehra and an extended Eid holiday that followed on the weekend.

The movie ended its five-day weekend run with Rs 108 million as multiplex audiences could not relate to a theme far away from their world. With a script that offered no scope for romance, music or effective emotions, the film could not find commercial value in the marketplace with a theme that is disturbing many pockets of India which are turning to Maoist philosophy and picking up the guns to protest against class oppression.

Rush proved a disappointment for Emraan Hashmi fans, evident from the fact that the movie netted an opening weekend of just Rs 25 million. There was nothing to identify with the romantic thrillers that Hashmi is known for.

Ajab Gazabb Love, though aimed at youth, does not have much to show for its first weekend at the box office as it took home just Rs 47 million.

Student Of The Year had a smooth first week. With Dussehra holiday working to its advantage, the film collected Rs 465 million in its first week. The collections were steady in the second weekend as the three new releases proved too weak to affect its prospects.

Shudra The Rising and Janleva 555 were very poor in performance.

Aiyyaa collected Rs three million in its second week taking its total to Rs 58 milion.

English Vinglish sustained its momentum and collected 35 million in its third week. The film’s three week tally stood at Rs 339 million.

OMG Oh My God! continued to hold its own despite many new releases. The film netted Rs 51 million in its fourth week, taking its total collections to Rs 737 million (excluding Eastern circuits).

Barfi! collected Rs 7.5 million in its sixth week to take its box office collections to Rs 1.08 billion.

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