Himesh Reshammiya continues to deliver chartbusters as a music composer. In fact, not too long ago, there was a period when he was churning out hit after hit and was the darling of the producers as well as music lovers. With Brand Himesh strengthening with each passing year, the successful composer decided to venture into acting with AAP KAA SURROOR in 2007.
However, like I pointed out around three years ago, Himesh is a terrific entertainer, but is yet to cement his status as an actor. The string of flops that followed AAP KAA SURROOR proved that he had an uphill task to get back on tracks. The masses love him, the classes have yet to embrace him whole-heartedly. That explains the great divide between plexes and single screens.
Talking of his new release THE XPOSE, Himesh decided to surprise his audience with a slim-and-trim look, besides opting for a whodunit set in the 1960s. While his dedication to the craft cannot be questioned, what eventually matters here is how successful the film is at the ticket window. You're as good or bad as the last Friday.
While the biz of THE XPOSE was badly hit on Friday morning and noon -- everyone was glued to the TV sets, tracking the election results -- the film gathered steam from Friday evening onwards, besides witnessing decent growth on Saturday and Sunday in several circuits. Made at a budget of Rs 9 cr with an additional Rs 6 cr spent on P & A, a statement issued by its makers reveal they have already recovered close to Rs 12.5 cr from the sale of Satellite, Music, Overseas Video, Home Video and other rights. The makers, therefore, are sure to book decent profits at the end of the day.
After a spate of flops and scathing criticism coming his way, Himesh and his team of THE XPOSE can heave a sigh of relief.
Expectedly, it was the Hollywood biggie GODZILLA that dominated the domestic BO. The English version has fared better than the dubbed versions.