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  1. At just Rs 17.2 cr, Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Shamitabh’ box office collections caught in slow lane

At just Rs 17.2 cr, Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Shamitabh’ box office collections caught in slow lane

Amitabh Bachchan, Akshara Haasan and Dhanush starrer 'Shamitabh' hasn’t performed well with its box office collections...

By: | New Delhi | Updated: February 16, 2015 2:17 PM
Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Shamitabh' box office collections may have disappointed, but Akshara Haasan, daughter of iconic actor and director Kamal Haasan and sister of actress Shruti, has received the best debut possible for an actor.

Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Shamitabh’ box office collections may have disappointed, but Akshara Haasan, daughter of iconic actor and director Kamal Haasan and sister of actress Shruti, has received the best debut possible for an actor. (Bollywood Hungama)

The indefatigable Amitabh Bachchan, Akshara Haasan and Dhanush starrer ‘Shamitabh’ box office collections failed to take off even though the movie received fairly good reviews from critics (‘The Man’ himself got rave reviews for an outstanding performance), clocking just Rs 17.2 crore at the end of week 1 (12th Thursday).

R Balki’s ‘Shamitabh’ movie was released last week, and also stars Dhanush and newbie Akshara Haasan in leading roles.

The reason behind there being very little returns in terms of collections, is explained by trade analyst Vinod Mirani, who said, “Balki comes up with novel ideas always, but the execution of the film gets messed up”.

“The drawbacks were right from a long-winding script to the execution and editing. Instead of cashing in on the idea, the film tries to cash in on Amitabh Bachchan’s image. There was no curiosity for the film hence it had a weak opening day. It did have a slight improvement on Saturday and Sunday.”

Take the opinion poll and tell us what you think of Mr Majestic Amitabh Bachchan’s performance:

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In ‘Shamitabh’, Amitabh Bachchan has scored majestically, and there is even the extra lure of newbie Akshara Haasan, but the crowds are still not flocking to theatres to watch the movie, affecting its box office collections hugely. (Bollywood Hungama)

“The film ended its opening weekend with box office collections of around Rs 13 crore, which is not enough to help it recoup its high price,” he said.

Akshaye Rathi, exhibitor and distributor said, “Shamitabh hasn’t performed as expected. I guess this is a very niche film and so it is not appealing to the masses.”

However, the film was released in only 1100 screens pan-India and looking at the size of release it is doing fairly okay, Rathi added.

Take another opinion poll on ‘Shamitabh’:

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Akshara Haasan during a press conference to promote the movie “Shamitabh” in New Delhi. Though the film received fairly good reviews from critics, it has failed to impress when it comes to box office collections figures. (PTI)

The near future does not look very either as this is a Valentine’s Day week and romance is in the air and this one does not really have anything for couples. Also, ‘Shamitabh’ is facing fierce opposition from new releases, the Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Roy’ and Gurmeet Ram Rahim Insaan’s ‘MSG: The Messenger of God’.

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