It is a no secret that Bollywood is struggling these days. After Toilet Ek Prem Katha, things have again gone back to normal as it was followed by a big disaster A Gentleman. Now all eyes are on Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi starrer Baadshaho. It is an action thriller which has not been seen for quite some time. As per the official announcement, the film is released in 2800 screens. The early trends are suggesting that it has taken a good opening.
Overall the start is decent. Generally, action films do not show big growth in the evening but there is a holiday tomorrow which will boost Baadshaho collection. A film like Toilet Ek Prem Katha had a lower start but went on to do 13 crores on day 1 thanks to huge growth in the later half of the day. That might not be the case with Baadshaho though but still, a double digit number is expected at the very least. The film is made on a medium budget of approx 75-80 crores including P&A. So a good box office run is required for recovering costs.
On the other hand, there is a film which will totally drive on its content. The movie opened with a below average occupancy of 15-20% in the morning. It was expected because the subject makers of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan had tackled in the film will not lure everyone. If Baadshaho is as good as its opening, it will definitely eat up a huge chunk of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan‘s business. Whereas the latter will thrive on the word of mouth same as Bareilly Ki Barfi which released previous month.
Generally, mass oriented films don’t show huge growth in the evening shows but the case here is different. It is a big Eid holiday tomorrow and thus we can expect the movie to grow as the day progresses. As predicted by us, Baadshaho first day collection will be around 10 crores unless it sees a huge turnaround in the evening shows. Directed by Milan Luthria, Baadshaho is an action thriller set during the Emergency era. The movie stars Ajay Devgn, Ileana D’ Cruz, Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta in the lead roles.