Bollywood film Agent Vinod, which stars Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in leads, has received average response from both film critics as well as at the box office. Producer Dinesh Vijan has revealed that the movie has already recovered 50% of its making cost and it needs to recover another Rs 30 crore, which is an achievable target.
Talking to PTI after the release of Agent Vinod, Dinesh Vijay said, "The film has been made for Rs 50 crores and 12 crores went for marketing totalling to 62 crores. Out of which we have already recovered 50 per cent as music and satellite rights have been sold for around 30 crores." The producer added, "The task ahead is to make around Rs 30 crores which is a very achievable figure.”
Love Aaj Kal is the maiden production of Illuminati Films, which is owned by Dinesh Vijan and Saif Ali Khan. Agent Vinod is the second and the biggest production under the banner. The producer further said, “This has been filmed in 12 countries and each schedule came with its own set of problems. The possibility of things going wrong in a love story compared to an action story is 1:10. We are proud of the final product that Sriram has delivered.”
Vijan added, "The opening of the film is very critical and they are usually backed by huge promotions. The first three days it is a producer's film. From Monday onwards, the film becomes a director's film."
However, even before the release of the film, Saif was keen on making it into a franchise, provided it does well at the box office. Now, it should be seen whether he would stick to his plans or not.