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‘A Gentleman’ and ‘Qaidi Band’ open to poor collections
Yesterday i.e. August 25, was a day marking release of four prominent films. Prominent in the sense, all four either came from renowned filmmakers/notable production houses, or featured known faces. However, none of them made a mark in the box office!
Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez-starrer ‘A Gentleman’ was made with a budget of approximately Rs 70 crore. The film collected a mere amount of Rs 3.75 crore. It has opened to mixed reviews and many are of the opinion that the film has not turned out well as a thriller. Looks like Sidharth and Jacqueline’s new chemistry failed to impress the audience.
On the other hand, Nawazuddin Siddiqui‘s ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ which was a constant headline due to its tiff with Pahlaj Nihalani-led CBFC, has minted Rs 1.25 crore. However, considering that it was made with a little budget of Rs 5 crore, one can assume it will recover its cost and might even be a hit. The film was criticised for its unnecessary sensationalism and a run-of-the-mill storyline that offers nothing new apart from a familiar story wrapped in mediocrity. (Also Read: Babumoshai Bandookbaaz movie review: This one had the potential to be better)
The focus was also on Yash Raj Film’s ‘Qaidi Band’ which introduced debutants Aadar Jain and Anya Singh. The film has garnered fair reviews from all across. Aadar and Anya, at the same time, are at the receiving end of massive praise. But, at the box office, it opened with a very poor first-day business of around Rs 10 lakhs. This got to be one of the poorest opening digits for an YRF film.
Amol Gupte’s children’s film ‘Sniff’ minted Rs 10 lakhs as well.
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