Filmmaker Amole Gupte's Hawaa
Hawaai has made a decent business at the Indian
Box Office in the first weekend. While it topped the domestic
chart, another new release Mastram, which has been made with a
shoe-string budget of Rs 75 lakhs, has collected four times of its
production cost in three days and landed in the second place.
Along with other new movies Koyelaanchal, Yeh Hai Bakrapur,
Manjunath and Mastram, Saqib Salim and Amole's son
Partho starrer Hawaa Hawaai, which has been made with a
budget of Rs 15 crore, released in 750 screens across the country
on May 9. Having registered decent amount of occupancy, the movie
has collected Rs 5 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in the
Mastram features Kapil Dubey, Rahul Bagga and Tara
Alisha Berry in the leads, Its trailer, which released on February
14, had garnered over 16 lakh hits on YouTube in two months. The
film has been directed by Gangs of Wasseypur fame
screenwriter Akhilesh Jaiswal and produced by Bohra Bros. It has
collected approximately Rs 3.45 crores nett at the Indian Box
Office in its opening weekend.
Other releases Yeh Hai Bakrapur and Manjunath
have failed to impress the audiences. A trade expert from Bollywood
says, "Both the movies have earned less than Rs 50 lakh each.
Koyelaanchal did relatively better. It collected around Rs
1.5 crore in four days."
However, Hawaa Hawaai is one of the new releases, which
has not only won the hearts of the audiences, but celebrities like
Karan Johar, Juhi Chawla and Mahesh Bhatt, who tweeted positive
reviews about the film. Going by the positive response, Amole is
said to be working on its sequel that is likely to roll in