It has been a while since a film took a really good opening at the Box Office. Leaving aside Tubelight which had below expectations opening, the last Hindi film to manage even a double digit opening was Half Girlfriend [Rs. 10.27 crore] and that too was more than a couple of months back, which tells the tale. As a matter of fact the last film that actually took an opening which was in conjunction with its merits was Badrinath Ki Dulhania which opened to a good number of Rs. 12.25 crore. To think of it, that was way back in March this year!
No wonder, industry has been waiting for a film that not just opens to a double digit number but also justifies the release, budget, scale, cast and expectations.
This is where Munna Michael comes into picture and yet again all hopes are centered on the film taking a worthy start at the Box Office. Tiger Shroff had graduated from a decent [Heropanti – Rs. 6.63 crore] to a good start [Baaghi – Rs. 11.94 crore] in a matter of a couple of years. However, there was a decline in fortunes with his third release A Flying Jatt [7.1 crore]. That said, even though theatrically the film was low, on satellite it was a huge hit and that re-established Tiger Shroff’s reach amongst his target audience – youth!
Now Munna Michael too is catering to the similar target base. Moreover, the presence of Nawazuddin Siddiqui makes Munna Michael all the more promising. The film has been promoted aggressively and the combination of music, action, romance, drama and humor is ensuring a good buffet waiting to be consumed by the audience. The film has been pitched well by its makers too [Eros, Viki Rajani] and there are good production values on display.
By and large the promo has seen a good response and though the wait for the film is not the kind that promises an ultra huge opening day, rest assured a double digit opening is on the cards. It is expected that Friday numbers would be around the 10 crore mark and that would set it up well to go through the weekend, provided the entertainment quotient is consistent right through the narrative.