After an eight-month shutdown, it was time for the first show of the first day in Mumbai’s cinemas. Theaters on Sunday lifted the curtain with the Diwali release, Suraj Pay Mangal Bhari. According to preliminary estimates, Manoj Bajpayee, starring Diljit Dosanjh and Fatima Sana Sheikh have an average population of 10 per cent. The permissible occupation has been fixed at 50 per cent by the State Government.
A stark contrast can be seen when comparing last year’s Diwali release, Housefull Sa, Sand Ki Ankh and Made in China’s B-box office fees. Leading Akshay Kumar’s comedy, all the three films grossed Rs 62.47 crore in the opening week. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh says, “We can’t expect the numbers to go up overnight. The industry has been shut down for so long. It’s almost like living in an ICU; Entertainment will not be high on people’s priority list when survival is at stake. “
Depending on the merits of the film and its star power, the average opening day of Diwali offers ranges from Rs 20 crore to Rs 50 crore. Aamir Khan’s Thugs Hind F Hindustan (2018) grossed Rs 0.7575 crore on the first day itself, which was the highest opening figure in Hindi cinema before sinking on the box office fee. In addition to the unusual circumstances, Suraj Pay Mars is open in huge low screens despite being the lone player this weekend. “There is hardly a hold for the film. The move will be less until a big film like Soryavanshi or film 83 hits the screen. Lockdown in Europe, “Ideal Reasons.
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Both films have been pushed to 2021 and will be released anytime before March, according to Trade Buzz.
Distributor Akshay Rathi says the filmmakers will have to make a big leap of faith to entice the believers. “505050 screens are open in Tamil Nadu, and even 50 per cent of the seats are full of -ditorium – / fourth part. We don’t know what the next releases are. There have to be film lines like 2 that can bring people to theaters. “
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