Trade Espresso: Blow hot blow cold
It's been a bumpy ride for Ajay Devgan's U Me aur Hum and Jaideep Sen's Krazzy 4 at the box office, reports Vajir Singh.india Updated: Apr 21, 2008 18:30 IST
Not much was expected from Tanuja Chandra's long-time-norelease Hope and a Little Sugar, catering to a niche audience. The film failed to take a good start. First day collections were dull almost everywhere and the second and third days didn't see any signs of picking up.
It's been a bumpy ride for both releases of the previous week - Ajay Devgan's U Me aur Hum and Jaideep Sen's Krazzy 4. While Krazzy 4 opened better on the first day, it was U Me aur Hum which scored during the next two days.
On Monday, there was a drop in the earnings of U Me aur Hum while Krazzy 4 maintained a steady income. But Tuesday and Wednesday saw a drop in the collections of Krazzy 4.
So far so average
According to the tradewallahs, U Me aur Hum will prove to be an average grosser whose fate in metros will be better. Krazzy 4 will do moderate business in Mumbai city.
Meanwhile, U Me aur Hum has been declared Devgan's biggest hit so far in the overseas territories. The film is doing well in the UK.
The not-so-happy response to Krazzy 4 has raised the question if comedies are really a safe bet as has been said in the trade circle.
Pakistan's Khuda Kay Liye has remained steady in its second week at select Mumbai multiplexes. The other release of the earlier week, Shaurya, has been declared a dud.
The entire trade is eagerly awaiting Tashan, one of the biggest films of the year, featuring Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Anil Kapoor.
Surprisingly, Yash Raj Films is not promoting it aggressively, for reasons best known to them. Buzz is that the production house doesn't want to over-hype the movie.
One more film, Sirf - Life Looks Greener on the Other Side featuring Kay Kay Menon, Manisha Koirala, Ranveer Shorey and Sonali Kulkarni, is also expected to release this Friday.