This Friday, two movies are hitting the theaters, Sui Dhaaga and Pataakha. Sui Dhaaga is obviously a bigger movie in terms of the buzz and screen count. They don’t have much competition as the last Friday release Batti Gul Meter Chau is not doing a great business at the box office which will benefit these two movies.
Sui Dhaaga stars Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles and that’s why, despite being a content driven movie, it has garnered a strong buzz in the movie community. YRF’s Sui Dhaaga is a story of a two people from village who start their own business.
This Sharat Kataria directorial’s trailer has received a good response and its songs also had a decent reactions from the audience. However, the promos are not that effective as you would expected from Varun and Anushka’s film. It’s understandable that it is a topic oriented movie so it will grow only if it gets positive reviews and response from the crowd.
With heavy promotions, the hype for Sui Dhaaga is still strong. Varun-Anushka have a huge fan base which will ensure that the movie gets a good opening. Sui Dhaaga can open in the range of 8-9 crore on Friday. This is not a bad collection for a film like this. Moreover, if it clicks, there will be no stopping. 30+ crore opening weekend is already on the cards. Varun Dhawan is the most consistent actor of this generation and his presence will surely benefit the film at the box office.
Another release is Vishal Bhardwaj’s Pataakha. It stars Radhika Madan and Sanya Malhotra. Pataakha’s trailer was accepted very well but it doesn’t have a good buzz as it is heavily on the off-beat side. Good thing is that its costs are also on a lower side so even if it collects a decent amount, it will enter the profitable zone.
Pataakha can collect around 80 lakhs-1 crore on its 1st day but after that, it will need to show a strong momentum to sustain in theaters.