Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani enthralls, Jail fails to enthuse

MUMBAI: Last week‘s two releases, Tips‘ Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani (APKGB) and Percept and Madhur Bhandarkar‘s Jail were expected to generate fireworks.

But, while APKGB took the country by storm, Jail failed to click.

APKGK did a net business of Rs 245 million in its opening weekend across the country, the fourth-highest all-time opening weekend collections for a film in the country.

The record for the highest opening weekend collections is held by Aamir Khan‘s Ghajini which bagged Rs 300 million followed by Love Aaj Kal that grossed
Rs 270 million and Singh Is Kinng that netted Rs 260 million.

Audiences have been raving about the film and are terming APKGK to be a clean comedy with loads of fun. The other strong point about the film is the amazing chemistry between Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.

On the other hand, Jail fails to connect as the film lacks content at the concept level itself. The film falls further with a single track screenplay and mundane story writing.

On the whole, apart from Neil Nitin Mukesh‘s acting skills, Jail doesn‘t deliver up to Bhandarkar‘s benchmark standard.

Going back to last week‘s releases, London Dreams and Aladin, the former clung on to some screens because it was doing well at the box-office. In its first week, London Dreams grossed an average of Rs 3, 65, 237 per print compared to an average intake of Rs 1, 61, 841 per print.

Next week will see the release of Vishesh Films‘ Tum Mile and Aftab Shivdasani‘s Aao Wish Karein. However, Sony Pictures Entertainment‘s disaster film 2012 will be the highlight of the week.

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