Laal Singh Chaddha v/s Raksha Bandhan Advance Booking : Good, Bad or Bumper?!, Trade Experts Speak
Will Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar’s mega clash of the year 2022 - Laal Singh Chaddha v/s Raksha Bandhan bring back the cheers back to Bollywood?!.
This extended festive week of August 2022 – that sees the release of Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan on the festive occasion of Raksha Bandhan – Thursday August 11 2022. The extended release sees a festival holiday (Raksha Bandhan) falling on its release date, followed by a weekend, followed by Independence Day on August 15 and ending on Janmasthmi on August 18.
So three festival bonus holidays plus a Sunday. Seems to be a grand steal considering A – list superstars Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar aiming the bulls eye this week.
Who will cross the 100 crore mark first - Laal Singh Chaddha or Raksha Bandhan?!
Who has the edge - Laal Singh Chaddha or Raksha Bandhan?!
Will finally the Hindi film industry aka Bollywood find its lost box office glory – will Bollywood finally have its eternal sunshine glooming brightly ‘boycotting’ all the negativity, the talks of south supremacy etc.
Before that how has the public, the aam junta responded to the advance booking of Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan.
Is it good, bad, or bumper… ?!
Cineblues had a conversation with eminent trade personalities of the Hindi film industry aka Bollywood and the results are unbelievable. Find out
Komal Nahata : “The advance of Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan is not bumper, below par considering the festival holiday week”
According to eminent trade analyst –Mr. Komal Nahata, “The advance of Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan is underwhelming, considering the festival week and A - list of super stars like Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar, the opening should have been bumper for both the films. But the current trend shows opening to a normal average range”.
Mr. Komal Nahata is optimistic that since both the movies are said to be family entertainers, the bookings may see a jump after the release”.
When asked the reason behind the response not bumper as seen in past when movies releasing on festive occasions starring super stars taking an earth shattering opening, Mr. Komal Nahata says, “ The trailers might have not created the buzz as expected and nowadays the audience is becoming more careful”.
On question of the boycott call on social media having any effect on the advance bookings, Mr. Komal Nahata says, “ all such negativity doesn’t matter in the end, if the movie is good, it will pick up despite all the negativity surrounding the movie or the actors involved’.
Atul Mohan, “The advance of Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan is steady”
On the other hand, Mr. Atul Mohan, trade analyst and editor of popular trade magazine Complete Cinema says, “The opening is steady for both, Laal Singh Chaddha has an edge in south considering the Naga Chaitanya factor who is making his Hindi film debut”.
On the opening day figure Mr. Atul Mohan says, “At present it should both are around in the range of 12 to 15 crores, it is very likely to increase, it’s Monday today”.
So, will the industry see the eternal sunshine which the Hindi film industry aka Bollywood is looking for with Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan?!, Mr. Atul Mohan says, “Yes, it’s a good sign”.
Vinod Mirani, “Laal Singh Chaddha has an edge”
Senior Trade analyst Mr. Vinod Mirani says that Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha has an edge over Raksha Bandhan”.
Mr Vinod Mirani says, “ Covid – 19 pandemic has changed the preference of the audience and people are cautious while going to theatre, the ticket price is a main factor. This time when two biggies are clashing, Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha has an edge due to Aamir Khan’s novelty as he is coming on screen after a gap of four years after Thugs of Hindostan (2018). Akshay Kumar is getting over exposed now”.
On the boycott calls for Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan, Mr. Vinod Mirani says, “ Instead of forming groups and wasting time in pulling others film down, one should concentrate on his own film and highlight its specialty other than bothering about such negativity”.
So, according to the eminent trade experts, Laal Singh Chaddha seems to have an edge over Raksha Bandhan but things have changed in Bollywood regarding its festival releases, it’s not a dhamakedar – Bumper opening and a lot now depends on the content and the holiday booster to bring those happy days again.
But yes, Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan clash has given a glimmer of hope to our Hindi film industry bole toh Bollywood which is getting criticized for all reasons.
Stay tuned for our day one prediction of the opening day figures of Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan tomorrow.