Great Grand Masti box office collections: Expectations were that this franchise would be a hit. But these were quickly dashed as the cinemas remained empty and the filmmakers saw their profits disappearing into the smoke right from the start.
Great Grand Masti collections were just Rs 2.5 crore on opening day and by Saturday these grew by another Rs 2.5 crore. By adding the overseas amount, the overall total rises to Rs 6.99 cr.
The reasons ascribed for this dismal state of affairs is that Great Grand Masti ran into Salman Khan’s Sultan at the B.O. While that may be true to an extent, it is not the major reason. Sultan was already a week old in cinemas and there was no other competitor in the field. So blaming just Sultan is not enough.
One could also blame the fact that Great Grand Masti was leaked online and it affected its colelctions considerably. But then the same happened to Udta Punjab and even Sultan, but the colelctions were not affected that much. Thing is, fans want to watch their favourite actror/actress on the big screen, the little one is never satisfying.
The other, major, reason for Great Grand Masti colelctions doing the disappearing act is the lacklustre storyline itself and all the other related factors that go with it. The basic plotline of three sex starved young men being trapped by the guiles of one girl (she is a spirit) and visual overload of semi-naked women traipsing around the set with the men cracking jokes and passing comments laden with sexual innuendo, does not pass any tests at all. It is not what the public wants served in a crude manner. Period.
Also, if Great Grand Masti was tagged as a comedy it should have had quality content in it. Instead you get served crass content. Expectedly, the word-of-mouth booster shot never came and the cinemas stayed empty even though it was a holiday on Saturday and Sunday figures are expected to show the disappointing trend continuing.
As far as actors are concerned, none of them stood up to be counted, whether it was Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Riteish Deshmukh. One is left cringing as they go through the paces. And it is painful watching the girls go through the motions. It manages not to tick any boxes across a spectrum of filmmaking necessities that the public is looking for. The options available on TV sets is better and they can source better stuff, or cruder ones (if they are so inclined), on their PCs and mobile phones.