Box office collection: According to the early trends of the opening day collection, Kaalakaandi, Mukkabaaz, 1921 don’t seem to be running as expected. Kaalakaandi was expected to rake in Rs 3-4 cr on the opening day whereas 1921 expected to get Rs 2-3 cr on the first day. Owing to its promotional strategies, it was believed that Mukkabaaz could bring in Rs 1 cr at least. But looks like the predictions didn’t really work out for the film which released on January 12. Saif Ali Khan, who was eyeing to break his 2017 jinx by putting up some decent box office collection has to be disappointed since his film has been an absolute non-starter, Koimoi.com reports. Saif Ali Khan’s last film ‘Chef’ had witnessed disastrous fate at BO and now it looks like Kaalakaandi is also on the same track. Since the film has failed to take up a headstart, it clearly proves the promotional strategy was not good enough since hardly people turned out to witness the film inspite of Saif Ali Khan’s presence. The worst part is that the film has failed to receive good reviews. This has further affected the business of the film.
1921 , a film which comparatively had no big names is striving hard to shine and has collected Rs 1.56 crore in the box office on Friday. This is the third film from the franchise and therefore ensured a certain level of excitement and awareness amongst cinegoers. Though this is not a huge sum nor has it received good reviews, yet the response has been massive. Amongst the three films Vikram Bhatt directorial film opened the best.
Mukkabaaz was the most promoted film amongst the lot and had the name of Anurag Kashyap and Anand L Rai associated with it. Inspite, of good reviews from critics the film did not make the desirable start. All the positive points and yet Mukkabaaz could not turn it into favourable numbers.
Inspite of new releases receiving a cold response at the box office, Tiger Zinda Hai which released 3 weeks back is going strong at the box office. It collected Rs 1.46 cr on Friday way better than any of the films which released.