The reports coming in from all over the country are enormously encouraging. And producer Ashok Thakeria who has teamed up with director Indra Kumar to make movies for 30 years is as pleased as a punch.
"We knew we'd get the audience in. We were very clear about our intentions with this one. When we had gone for censor certification we had right away asked for an 'Adults' certificate. The members of the censor board were shocked that we didn't even ask for a 'UA'. But why should we, when we were certain that it was meant for an adult audience?" asks Thakeria.
Grand Masti was stopped by the courts in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. But the order was lifted just in time.
And the clamour for this ode to sexual arousal is bound to swell.
Chuckles the producer Thakeria, "The youngsters have taken to the film. If nothing else, the audience will carry home the sex urge."
Trade analyst Amod Mehra says, "Seeing the bumper opening of Grand Masti it looks like a winner. The repeated success of dumb brain-dead films proves we have a huge audience for such films. Sleazy sex comedies with double-meaning dialogues were and would continue to be in demand."
Adds Taran Adarsh, "Sex and sleaze can never go out of fashion. The terrific opening of Grand Masti proves it. The masses as well as the youth love it."
And we really can't question success, can we?