It's time to celebrate, let's pop champagne…
MUJHSE SHAADI KAROGI, David Dhawan's latest comic caper, has gripped the nation. Despite cricket matches. Despite heavy rains lashing various parts of the country. The opening weekend as well as the business on the subsequent days has been phenomenal.
At places where house full boards are a rarity, it was heartening to witness serpentine queues outside those theatres. The first week business of the film is expected to be grand, at par with the first week business of MAIN HOON NA at several centres.
So, what really attracted the audiences in hordes? The catchy promos aided by a popular musical score did the trick. Of course, the fresh casting [Salman, Akshay and Priyanka have been teamed for the first time] and David Dhawan's impressive track record also contributed enormously in garnering a speedy start.
The cricket matches, especially the one of Sunday [August 1], did affect the business to an extent. So did the heavy downpour. But the volume of business at the end of the first week is expected to be huge, notwithstanding the deterrents.
The heartening business of JULIE a week before and MUJHSE SHAADI KAROGI has once again rejuvenated the industry. The mood is upbeat and one hopes that the biggies in the coming weeks [TAARZAN, KYUN! HO GAYA NA…, FIDA, DHOOM, PHIR MILENGE] add to the tally of hits.
'TAARZAN' IS CRUCIAL
Normally, the name Taarzan is associated with the legendary jungle hero. But Abbas-Mustan, the men behind some of the biggest hits, have decided to call a car by this name.
TAARZAN THE WONDER CAR is crucial not only for Abbas-Mustan, but also for the two newcomers in the film - Vatsal Sheth and Ayesha Takia. In the past, the director duo has been extremely lucky with newcomers [Shilpa Shetty in BAAZIGAR, Arbaaz Khan in DARAAR and Bipasha Basu in AJNABEE] and one only hopes that they gift the industry with two more deserving talents.
From the looks of it, TAARZAN THE WONDER CAR should attract the kiddies and families. And if the film clicks, who knows, it may trigger off a new trend altogether in Bollywood!