Before a film releases, the media and the audiences alike are abuzz with anticipation and anxiety for its release. However in the case of Anurag Kashyap's BOMBAY VELVET, there was a lot of mixed opinion surrounding the film. But putting all naysayers to rest, BOMBAY VELVET has in fact opened on a good note.
In fact reports suggest that the Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar starrer BOMBAY VELVET has opened to a 45-50% occupancy rate across the country, contrary to what was expected. On the other hand, the Hollywood release, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD that returns as the fourth film in the series after a 30 year gap has started slow, while the Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan starrer PIKU that released last week continues to hold strong.
On the whole, BOMBAY VELVET that has currently opened well will have to depend on good word of mouth, and is likely to face stiff competition from PIKU. With a similar screen count, both films will be slugging it out this weekend. However, MAD MAX is expected to pick up over evening and night shows, but will not be a threat to the Bollywood releases.