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Aurangzeb has a slow start at box office

bollywood Updated: May 20, 2013 15:45 IST
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After a low opening on Friday with mere Rs 3.92 crore collections at the box office, Aurangzeb saw a similar Saturday with an average collection of Rs 3.91 crore.

Arjun Kapoor's second film has failed to maintain the collections at par with those of his debut film Ishaqzaade.

After a low opening on Friday with mere Rs 3.92 crore collections at the box office, Aurangzeb saw a similar Saturday with an average collection of Rs 3.91 crore.

On Sunday, the earnings soared a bit for Aurangzeb, standing at Rs 4.25 crore (early estimate).

The total weekend collections for Aurangzeb stands at around Rs 12 crore (an early estimate)

Arjun Kapoor seems, in hindsight, to have made a risky yet apt decision by choosing Ishaqzaade to debut with. For his second he secured a lead, double role in a YRF movie. But the success of the first will most likely not recur with this one. His outing with a debutant director Anil Sabharwal in Aurangzeb hasn't set the cash registers ringing. While most critics raved about the performance of the actors in the film, there was a refrain that Atul's direction needed finesse.

(Figures: Twitter/TaranAdarsh)

(Figures: Twiitter/TaranAdarsh)


Aurangzeb gets average box office collections

Arjun Kapoor, Sasha Agha starrer Aurangzeb opened to a dull start on Friday. The Yash Raj Film (YRF) offering managed to earn Rs. 3.92 crore.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Saturday, "#Aurangzeb Fri 3.92 cr."

It is interesting to note that past weeks' releases Go Goa Gone and Shootout At Wadala continue to rake in moolah at the box office. Till Thursday, Shootout At Wadala collections were a commendable stack at Rs. 57.12 crore.

Taran listed on Twitter, "#SAW [2nd Week]:- Fri 2.02 cr, Sat 2.33 cr, Sun 2.57 cr, Mon 1.20 cr, Tue 1.17 cr, Wed 1.01 cr, Thu *est* 1 cr. Grand total: 57.12 cr." READ ON

Sarit Ray's review: Aurangzeb

Back in the ’60s — when classics like Hum Dono (1961) and Ram Aur Shyam (1967) were made — it must have been a thrilling experience for moviegoers to see an actor face his other self on screen. But to make the double role the focal point of a film in an age of 3D, which is as familiar with it as it is with a tub of popcorn, requires either a reversal of clichés or a mind-blowing story. Unfortunately, Aurangzeb provides neither.

Instead, debutant director Atul Sabharwal invests too much time and too many characters in building intrigue through the first half. In the second, the overburdened story meanders and comes apart even as bullet-riddled characters sputter, cough and die after showing a remarkable lack of the survival instinct. COMPLETE REVIEW

I don’t expect you to go swimming in a sari: Salma Agha

One wowed audiences with her twin talents, singing and acting, all through the ’80s, while the other is just making her foray in Bollywood. As Sasheh Agha prepares for her big screen debut with Aurangzeb, we get the 19-year-old to interview her mother, yesteryear star, Salma Agha, who entered Bollywood as a teenager too.

Sasheh Agha: Now that I am debuting as an actor, this must remind you of the time when you did your first movie. I think you were 16 years old?

Salma Agha: It wasn’t that easy though. I was as adamant as you are. I left home because they would never let me work in a film. So it was quite a tough decision to take at that point.

Sasheh: When you left home, did you think you’d work with a big banner and that everything would fall in place?

Salma: For me, music meant the whole world. Raviji, the great music director gave me a break with a big banner like BR Films (in the film Nikaah, 1982). It was quite exciting.

Sasheh: But didn’t you want to sing and not act?

Salma: I had little interest in acting but they offered me a role as well. I told them that I would act only if you let me sing all the songs in the film. And they agreed. And the film went on to become a big hit. I was trained in classical music and I worked very hard on my skills. So, music was always the first priority in my life. CANDID SASHEH AGHA