Himmatwala, which has been touted to be the next Rs 100 crore film of Ajay Devgn, has received a decent opening at the Indian Box Office on Friday. But its initial response is not upto the hype that it has created prior its release. Trade experts opine that despite being a solo, the Sajid Khan directed flick may not surpass the first day collection record of Ajay's last release Son Of Sardar.
Himmatwala is a remake of the 1983 action romance film of the same name, which was Blockbuster at the Box Office. It is one of the most-hyped and highly-anticipated Hindi movies of 2013. The producer has done massive promotions for it prior its release. Besides this, it is the only Hindi film that has hit the screens this Friday, which is holiday due to Good Friday.
Trade expects had predicted that Himmatwala would get a record breaking opening. But its opening response is not up to the mark. In the morning and matinee shows, the movie has registered good occupancy at single screens in mass oriented circuits like UP, Bihar, Gujarat, CP, CI and Rajasthan. Whereas it has a very poor amount of footfalls across the country.
However, Himmatwala starring Ajay Devgn and Tamanna Bhatia in leads, is expected to show a big jump in afternoon and night shows. It should be seen whether it will break the opening day record of Son Of Sardar.
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