During a year when Bollywood has had more hits than any year in living memory, it is shocking to discover the abysmally low attendance for a J P Dutta war drama Paltan and the Imtiaz Ali backed love legend Laila Majnu.
Both the films opened to collections as low as 5 -10 percent. Some multiplex theatres are now considering replacing shows of the two ill- fated new releases with last week’s hit Stree. A multiplex personnel observed, “J P Dutta and Imtiaz Ali are not big names today. Dutta had his hits in the war genre 15-20 years ago. Imtiaz Ali ‘s last two films Tamasha and When Harry Met Sejal were flops. So there is nothing here to pull audiences in.”
But it seems a favourable time for horror films.Stree is a huge hit and The Nun, the new segment of The Conjuring franchise has opened far better than all the Hindi releases.
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