1. Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Shamitabh’ box office collections moderate at Rs 3.5 cr on Day 1

Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Shamitabh’ box office collections moderate at Rs 3.5 cr on Day 1

Reports suggest that the film has opened to a dismal start with just 15 per cent occupancy rate.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 9, 2015 8:58 AM
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In ‘Shamitabh’, Amitabh Bachchan plays a washed-up alcoholic who has muffed up his chances in life and is now beyond caring. The box office collections of the movie, also starring Dhanush, have started on a very dull note. (Bollywood Hungama)

Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush starrer ‘Shamitabh’ box office collections have started on a very dull note with only Rs 3.5 crore from Day 1. The film, which got mixed reviews, opened at a very low occupancy rate in the morning and afternoon shows but had better showing in the evening and late night shows on star powers.

‘Shamitabh’ witnessed somewhat better response in metros but overall opening day occupancy had been poor in other sectors. Reports suggest that the film has opened to a dismal start with just 15 per cent occupancy rate. Adding to this, the mixed reviews the film has received has made the task of posting decent collections a challenging affair, says Bollywood Hungama.

Shamitabh movie review: A Voice in the Dark

According to Koimoi, ‘Shamitabh’ witnessed a decent opening in South India. Mysore, Mumbai and NCR circuit saw an occupancy of around 20-30 per cent. However, the rest of the parts were dull.

But ‘Shamitabh’ is expected to pick up over evening and night shows as it faces almost no competition from the previous releases.  However, the film that caters to a rather niche pseudo-intellectual audience will have to rely heavily on good word of mouth.

Take a poll: How do you rate Amitabh Bachchan’s performance in  “Shamitabh’

Directed by R. Balki who has given us films like Cheeni Kum and Paa earlier, expectations were high for ‘Shamitabh’ featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and debutant Akshara Haasan. However,

This year, the month of January was a rather low scoring month considering the overall collections of releases to that of previous years. The trend of slow starters seems to be continuing in February too with the latest release.

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  1. P
    Feb 7, 2015 at 5:15 pm
    niche pseudo intellectual audience?? what do you mean??
    1. A
      Feb 7, 2015 at 6:43 pm
      The hired media of-course started media hype about performance of AB, but in reality there is no versatile in his performance as usual, typed anger, typed shouting, typed gestures, where is the characterization in true sense. Only get up helped to look an insane man, but the well known Amitabh is apparent behind the Samitabh, And this is the failure of this media hyped person.
      1. A
        Feb 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm
        What a movie? excellent performance by megastar ...Bollywood make strong filling by this movi...Amitji Kamal karte h aap v.. :)
        1. D
          Feb 8, 2015 at 5:16 am
          what a movie sup story and its a reality of bollywood. and sup acting by both of them..haters get de off
          1. H
            Feb 7, 2015 at 12:51 pm
            IT IS NOT A PICTURE IT IS MIXTURE. like that it contain all things. its a different story just accept as it is. no one in the Bollywood will compeive to DHH acting . just see his film in Kollywood.
            1. S
              Feb 8, 2015 at 5:29 pm
              In Delhi we are busy with election movie . Halls are empty .
              1. M
                mahendra singh
                Feb 7, 2015 at 2:40 pm
                nyc concept introduced by R BALKI.............& interresting movie
                1. N
                  nitin wani
                  Feb 9, 2015 at 2:44 pm
                  know one in industries, to take out amitabh's talent in very good story. because today too amitabh is very dashing and take forward to film to platinum disc. He is very power full actor. But know one able to take profit form the amitabh. 9923384356
                  1. Varadarajan Ravindran
                    Feb 8, 2015 at 12:39 am
                    The public wants to see successful people and not alcoholics portra by glorified actors.
                    1. RK Sandhu
                      Feb 7, 2015 at 11:50 am
                      When you have such a great star like Amitabh Bachan, you should have better stars to complement him. Taking Dhh was a big mistake. It was a stupid move as Dhh has no fan following in bollywood. The producer should have picked a better star from the bollywood pool such as Ranveer Singh or even Farhan Akhtar. They would have been a better choice and would have given the film a better opening.
                      1. S
                        shivendra singh
                        Feb 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm
                        Kamal ki movie
                        1. Tapas Nag
                          Feb 7, 2015 at 4:56 pm
                          A megastar like amitabh should not do such low profile slow and actionless movies
                          1. Pradeep Deo
                            Feb 7, 2015 at 1:18 pm
                            Looks like the Public wants only the usual Ma movies............
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