The Shaukeens which was a remake of the cult movie Shaukeen from 1982 got mixed reviews when it released on November 7. The Shaukeens featuring Akshay Kumar, Lisa Haydon, Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra is a laugh riot.
The box office collection was not too bad when it crossed Rs 10 Cr on the second day when it added another Rs 6.35 Cr on Saturday taking the two day total to Rs 11.47 Cr. Although the film was a comedy genre, it didn't appeal the masses.
Performance of The Shaukeens at the box office was affected massively when the Hollywood film Interstellar released. The Shaukeens was released along with another movie Rang Rasiya.
While Rang Rasiya was all about the painter Raja Ravi Varma, The Shaukeens was totally a different genre. The Shaukeens opened to an average occupancy of 25 to 30 per cent.
While still word of mouth reviews might boost the box office collection of The Shaukeens, it is not sure if the film will make a good collection to beat the expenses incurred for making the film.
Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Suniel Shetty have a cameo role in The Shaukeens. According to Boxofficeindia, "Rang Rasiya fared poorly as it collected around 60 lakh nett on day 1. Overall collections are too low for the film to go anywhere."
Although Akshay Kumar's role was a cameo, he did an extended cameo which added as an attribute to make this film a hit.
The Shaukeens posters which were released at one go before the release was a good promotional strategy.
This sultry actress has added the glamour quotient int he movie.
Anupam Kher is Shaukeen no 1 who is sadly married.
Shaukeen no 2, Annu Kapoor is a rich man who is a playboy.
Piyush Mishra, Shaukeen no 3 is a widower who wants fun in life.
The cameo appearence by Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Suniel Shetty added the fun quotient.