Five Bollywood movies released last week - Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, Aazaan, Mod, My Friend Pinto and Jo Dooba So Paar... It's Love In Bihar. However, none of the movies managed to create any hype at the box office. Trade analysts now have all their eyes and hopes pinned on Shahrukh Khan's Ra.One, touted as the biggest film to come out of Bollywood.
Out of last week's four releases, Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge did fairly well at the box office by managing to collect approximately Rs 3.5 crore. The most interesting thing to note here is that the film, directed by first time director Nupur Asthana does not boast of any celebrity stars. The star cast is completely new and fresh.
My Friend Pinto, which has Prateik Babbar playing the lead role released across 350 screens and collected nearly Rs 1.5 crore. Aazaan, with a massive publicity campaign managed to collect only Rs 1.5 crore despite being released on 700 screens. Jo Dooba So Paar... It's Love In Bihar and Mod managed to collect not more than approximately Rs 30 - 40 lakhs.
Will Shahrukh Khan's Ra.One, which is slated to release on Wednesday, October 26 give Bollywood the much required blockbuster?