After last week's slow performers UNGLI and ZID, this week we see the release of two contrasting films, ACTION JACKSON and BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN. While one features the action star Ajay Devgn, the other is based on one of the biggest industrial disasters that rocked the world. With both films catering to different genres, the audience has a choice on what they want to watch.
ACTION JACKSON opened to a mixed response. While northern territories have reported good opening, other sectors report a rather sluggish response with single screens showing a better response to the film as compared to multiplexes. On the other hand, BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN, that has received better reviews from the critics, does not feature in morning shows. Simultaneously since the film caters to a rather niche audience and deals with a more dramatic cinematic experience with no big Bollywood star presence, its collections will be rather limited.
On the whole, while ACTION JACKSON will have to rely heavily on good word of mouth to combat the less than appreciative reviews, BHOPAL: A PRAYER FOR RAIN, that features known Hollywood names will find better acceptance at multiplexes.