Bollywood has witnessed a lackluster beginning at the Box Office in 2013. Although several biggies have hit the marquee in the first two weeks of the year, none is successful in making it big at the ticket windows. The third week witnessed three new releases like Inkaar, Mumbai Mirror and Bandook, but all of them have opened to a dull response at the Indian collection centres on the first day.
Inkaar and Mumbai Mirror are two much-hyped and much-awaited Hindi movies. Since there were no big regional releases either in North or South India, they were expected to open to a grand response at the domestic Box Office. But both Bollywood movies have failed to reach the expectations of the viewers.
On the first day, Inkaar starring Arjun Rampal and Chitrangada Singh in leads, has received better response when compared to other new releases Mumbai Mirror and Bandook. The Sudhir Mishra directed flick has registered little better footfalls in some select multiplexes than in single screens. But overall, its occupancy is below the expected mark. It needs to show a big jump over the weekend to recover its production cost.
Whereas Aazaan fame Sachiin Joshi's Mumbai Mirror and Bandook have registered very poor occupancy across the country. They need a miraculous growth in their business to sustain in the coming days. However, old release Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, Naayak and Saadi Love Story have once again become the first choice for many movie goers in different regional areas in the country.