Faridoon Shahryar's Blog

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Multiple Releases, An Impending Strike....Bizarre Times Ahead For Bollywood

S Rajamouli's 'Eega' will release all over India in its Hindi version 'Makkhi' on October 12th. Now, Rani Mukerji's 'Aiyya' and Ram Gopal Varma's 'Bhoot Returns' will also be releasing on the same day. All the three films will surely eat into each other's collections. On October 5th, three films 'KLPD', 'Ishq In Paris' and 'English Vinglish' are releasing. In a span of two weeks, six films are relasing, which is surely not a good precedent.

A film like 'English Vinglish' has received a great response at the Toronto Film Festival and is carrying a positive buzz. It will be interesting how the Exhibitors shall be distributing screens amongst these films and hopefully a good film wouldn't have to vacate screens to accomodate new releases. Moreover, 'Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal' and Akshay Kumar's "OMG Oh My God' are releasing on September 28 and if either of them works then the woes of the exhibitors will be multiplied by manifolds. Also, single screen theatres have announced a strike from October 11. It is going to be a bizarre time in Bollywood in the next few weeks.
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  1. Movie like Aiyya will loose a considerable chunk of business due to the strike as its a masala movie (at least the trailors promise so) ......and if the strike continues for more than 10 days even Chakravyuh will be effected..... crazyyyy

  2. You are FANTASTIC(akshay sir noticed that)! you are the only journalist i look upto.. keep up the good work sir!