Kaabil

Kaabil

Raees V/S Kaabil Clash – Does Bollywood Really Need It?

Promo of Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil, which is touted for 26th January release, is already out. On the other hand Shahrukh Khan’s Raees, which is eyeing the same date, may also see a promo unveiling soon. As things seem today, there won’t be any change in release plans by Excel. While this could well lead to the biggest clash of 2017 right at the onset, industry at large is not really seeing this as a step in the right direction.

“Time and again the example which is given is – ‘Dil and Ghayal clashed too and did very well so it can happen again’. People do not understand though that this was more than 25 years back. Back then films could afford to come together and still do well since there wasn’t a concept of the first weekend actually getting around 40%-50% of the lifetime business. Also, pirated copies were not available to be picked or downloaded in the same evening. Why do we forget that ever since then, countless films have lost money whenever they have clashed with each other,” says an exhibitor.

Another example given is Gadar v/s Lagaan but all said and done, latter did just 50% business of the Sunny Deol starrer.

Raees v/s Kaabil clash – Does Bollywood really need it?

“Why go so far back in time, just look at the recent Diwali releases Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay,” says a trade expert, “Both films lost money due to the clash. Period. We are looking at the Karan Johar film to fold up under 115 crore. On the other hand Shivaay will just about touch 100 crore. Don’t you think both films would have earned more if not for the clash? 215 crore coming in from two of the biggest films of the year and that too over the Diwali weekend is just not done! Still, we fail to learn our lesson.”

Situation was something similar last year as well when Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale came face to face. Released at the best time of the year, considering the festive season of Christmas followed by New Year celebrations with no other film for competition, it was Bajirao Mastani which galloped ahead at a great pace, though Dilwale lagged behind eventually.

Raees V/S Kaabil Clash – Does Bollywood Really Need It?
Raees Poster

“Bollywood has a potential of fetching 300 crore at the Box Office on a holiday release. We are talking about the best case scenario, looking at the fact that only three films have achieved this feat so far – PK, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Sultan. Let’s say Raees and Kaabil are two of the best films to come out of Bollywood. If they come together, we are looking at best 150 crore for each one of them. Now wouldn’t these films have fetched 20-30 crore more if they would have arrived solo? In fact if any of these two films is not good then we are looking at the business curtailed to 110 crore. That’s not healthy,” the expert adds.

In case of 26th January, what makes it all the more baffling to see a clash in the making is the fact that eventually, it is not really a golden release period.

“You have only one extra holiday, Thursday (26th January), as post that collections would fall on Friday, which is a working day. Then a regular weekend begins. So basically for benefit of one holiday, we are looking at a scenario where two biggies are willing to clash for eight days! Instead, why not arrive solo and reap in all the benefits of at least an entirely open weekend,” rues an insider.

Raees V/S Kaabil Clash – Does Bollywood Really Need It?
Kaabil Poster

Still, Excel is maintaining its stance to arrive on the same date even though Rakesh Roshan had announced Kaabil first. “Rakesh Roshan would have been open to the idea of moving the date around had he not announced it first. After all, there is 13th and 20th January open too. However, traditionally he doesn’t change his dates after announcing,” says a close associate of the filmmaker, “He tried to explain this to Shahrukh Khan when he met him a few weeks back but situation has been status quo ever since. He hasn’t spoken to the actor again.”

When we tried contacting Rakesh Roshan to hear from him the latest on the clash, all he said was, “Clashes are not good for anyone. If you are not healthy, you go to the doctor and get well. However, when you clash and lose revenue, you lose it forever. You don’t get it back ever!”

With the promo unveiling of Raees being planned soon, one awaits the release date that is eventually announced. Rest assured, if the clash eventually takes place, Bollywood in general would definitely lose a substantial part of moolah that could have potentially come in.

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Hrithik & Yami’s Chemistry In Kaabil Is Beyond The Obvious!

Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam have been paired opposite each other for the first time in Rakesh Roshan’s Kaabil. The teaser and trailer of the film have both got everyone sit up and rave about the unique content and its treatment. But what will also become a talking point till the release date is the fresh pairing of Hrithik and Yami.

These two have never worked together on screen or even been acquaintances off screen. The fact that it was a first for both has helped in creating a sort of magic that is rarely seen in films.

Hrithik & Yami’s chemistry in Kaabil is beyond the obvious!

Hrithik can’t stop raving about Yami’s performance in the film and the trailer gives you a slice of what to expect. Their chemistry is beyond the obvious and the fact that they both play characters who overcome challenges to put their love first makes Kaabil so much more special. In a year that hasn’t really seen fresh jodis and pairings, 2017 January should be exciting for the simple reason that Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam are coming together on screen for the very first time.

Directed by Sanjay Gupta and produced by Rakesh Roshan, Kaabil releases on 26th Jan 2017

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Do You Know What Hrithik Has To Say On Raees & Kaabil’s Box Office Clash?

The next big box office clash in Bollywood is between Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil and Shah Rukh Khan’s long awaited film Raees. The clash has been in the news for a while now.

Talking about the same, Roshan told media, “It’s not the ideal situation but it’s happening now and all we can do is communicate with each other and do the best we can.”

Hrithik shares a good bond with SRK and Farhan Akhtar (Producer of Raees). He further added, “Shah Rukh and I understand each other. Let’s see what happens then.”

Meanwhile, we caught Hrithik yesterday at Mehboob Studio. The paparazzi clicked few pictures of the star. Take a look:

Hritik Roshan spotted at mehboob studio
Do You Know What Hrithik Has To Say On Raees & Kaabil’s Box Office Clash?
Hritik Roshan spotted at mehboob studio
Do You Know What Hrithik Has To Say On Raees & Kaabil’s Box Office Clash?
Hritik Roshan spotted at mehboob studio
Do You Know What Hrithik Has To Say On Raees & Kaabil’s Box Office Clash?
Hritik Roshan spotted at mehboob studio
Do You Know What Hrithik Has To Say On Raees & Kaabil’s Box Office Clash?
Hritik Roshan spotted at mehboob studio
Do You Know What Hrithik Has To Say On Raees & Kaabil’s Box Office Clash?
Know! What Hrithik Has To Say On Raees And Kaabil Clash

Raees and Kaabil are all set to hit the screens on 26th January, 2017.

Hrithik Roshan: Kaabil Was A Beautiful Journey; Hope You All Watch The Film

Hrithik Roshan, who will next be seen on screen in Kaabil, says filming the movie was a beautiful journey for him.

Hrithik on Tuesday was at the DLF Mall Of India to unveil the new collection of the Swiss luxury time piece brand Rado’s Lightness Collection. He believes in the brand’s philosophy that “if you can imagine, you can do it”.

“This is something I have based my life on. That if I can see it in my mind, then I can do it. It was even more amazing that I applied this when I played a blind man in ‘Kaabil‘. It was a beautiful journey and I hope you all watch the film,” he said.

‘Kaabil’ was a beautiful journey: Hrithik Roshan

The 42-year-old actor hopes the audience can feel the character as deeply as he did while playing it on camera.

“I hope when you see the movie, you will also feel what I was feeling in the film,” said Hrithik, who features in the Sanjay Gupta directorial with Yami Gautam.

Talking about the film, Hrithik said, “It is about a man, who against all odds, finds the strength inside him to make his life the way he wants it to be.”

Produced by Hrithik’s father Rakesh Roshan under their home banner FilmKraft Productions, “Kaabil” will release on January 26 next year.