The business is showing an upward trend! After last week's HUMSHAKALS that was panned by critics and yet managed to post decent collections at the box-office, this week witnessed the battle between the much-talked-about and keenly-anticipated film EK VILLAIN and the Hollywood giant TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION. Apart from these two major releases, another film that will be competing fiercely is the Punjabi biggie PUNJAB 1984.
Living up to the expectations, EK VILLAIN dominated the market place with a massive opening across all sectors. In fact, the tremendous hype that the film had generated prior to its release has resulted in an overwhelming start everywhere. TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, which was expected to pose a tough competitor to EK VILLAIN, was, in fact, sidelined by the massive start that the Mohit Suri-directed film has fetched. However, both these big ticket ventures will be affected in the Northern belt due to PUNJAB 1984 ruling the roost.
In a nutshell, EK VILLAIN is expected to be the first choice of cinegoers, while PUNJAB 1984 is expected to lead in North.