Karan Johar's eagerly awaited Dostana opened to a heartening response at multiplexes across the country. The youth brigade turned up in full force for a Hindi film, after a gap. A similar trend was noticed during Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Bachna Ae Haseeno and Rock On!!. While the opening was 80% + at plexes, with night shows running to packed capacity, the response at single screens was dull at several places. The business was in the 40% - 60% range, at places even lower. However, at some single screens patronised by classes, it was at par with the multiplex business.
That has been the trend with Karan's previous films like Kal hi Na Ho and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna as well. The revenue should be strong from multiplexes mainly. Dasvidaniya, starring Vinay Pathak, which also happens to be the actor's first film as a producer, had a dull start, but the reports are encouraging. Deshdrohi had a strong start in the Hindi belt.