Two films are releasing tomorrow; yes tomorrow, instead of Friday: Badhaai Ho and Namaste England and they will look to capitalize on the Dussehra weekend at box office.
Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra starrer Badhaai Ho is seeming a bigger release than Namaste England. Ayushmann’s recent success with AndhaDhun is still fresh so it will benefit this family comedy.
Badhaai Ho is a quirky family entertainment movie and its trailer was loved by the audience. Its songs have also done well. Ayushmann and Sanya have credible reputation for their performances so Badhaai Ho will be getting good footfalls.
Content driven movies are doing very well in Bollywood lately. If Badhaai Ho clicks, it will open in the range of 6-7 crore and easily grow if the reviews are positive. If audience gives it a thumbs up, then 25+ crore opening weekend is an easy task.
Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra starrer Namaste England is another movie releasing tomorrow. The trailer of the movie received a mixed response from the crowd and trade.
The kind of chemistry Arjun and Parineeti had in Ishaqzaade was lacking in the trailer. However, songs of Namaste England have done well and have increased the awareness of the movie.
Namaste England will have a tough competition in theatres from Badhaai Ho. Audience has become very specific now and if there’s nothing in the movie and it’s just star oriented, it may face troubles finding the footfalls.
Namaste England can collect 4-5 crore on its opening day. It will need to show good trending otherwise it will suffer.