For the first time, we at Bollywood Hungama present to you a box office prediction of sorts where we will analyze the pros and cons of films and foresee the potential that the film has, to score at the box office.
Anushka Sharma starrer NH10 is a film that deals with a woman’s struggle to survive amidst bloodshed and violence that is part of the livelihood of people living in the interiors of North India. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons and see if the film can hold itself up to expectations or will it fall into the category of disappointing films this year.
Queen and Mary Kom have set a benchmark in 2014 and now, Anushka Sharma, owing to her huge fan following and charm, backed up with the success of PK, shall continue the trend in 2015.
NH10 being Anushka’s first action film and that too without the support of a hero, gives her an opportunity to explore her acting skills to the fullest.
With the ongoing debate about the increasing crime against women in India, NH10 gets brownie points for aptly timing the release, especially when it revolves around a woman trying to escape the clutches of gangsters.
NH10 doesn’t clash with the release of any big films which results in more screens and thereby avoiding competition.
NH10 deals with a serious issue and hence, lacks Bollywood glamour which may leave hardcore movie buffs disappointed. Lack of hit music may also affect the film’s business
The ‘A’ certification for NH10 will surely affect the number of women movie goers; Families and women in general are more likely to opt for a light hearted film compared to violence, despite a female protagonist in it.
In this ‘draught period’ of 2015, after the debacle of Dolly Ki Doli and Alone, NH10 may face hurdles due to the action genre and niche approach unlike the much more universal Queen and Mary Kom.
NH10 is the debut production of Anushka Sharma, and the plot too solely rests on her shoulder. Considering her performances in films like Matru ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, Badmaash Company and even Ladies V/S Ricky Bahl, this ‘image makeover’ role may prove to be a huge risk.
Unlike big budget starrers, NH10 attempted to accomplish the task of promotions in a span of a few weeks which resulted in low visibility.
Moreover, this period of examinations and Cricket World Cup too will affect the collections of NH10.
Keeping in mind the above pros and cons, the following is the box office prediction for the Anushka Sharma starrer NH10:
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