Mohenjo Daro Movie First Day Box Office Collection
Acclaimed filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker is not perturbed over flak from audience on trailer of his upcoming film "Mohenjo Daro" and says one needs to be open to criticism.The 52-year-old "Lagaan" Director counselled movie-goers to be patient and form opinion after seeing the film.Asked how does he deal with criticism over the trailer when everything is proper - from script to casting - Ashutosh says, "We are open to that. When Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan) was in good career phase a film named "Alaap" came and the poster had Amitji's face that seemed poetic. I did not go for it as I was enjoying watching him in 'Don', 'Trishul'."We have our own image or response to a trailer. In a trailer you try to depict a story. There are certain elements that shock you but you have to be patient and form your opinion after seeing the film. I think 'Alaap' was a superb film and Amitji was great," he added.The trailer of Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Mohenjo Daro" invited criticism with fans questioning the depiction of historical times through VFX technology.
The epic adventure-romance film, written and directed by Ashutosh, features Hrithik and Pooja Hegde in the lead roles.Reportedly, the film is set in 2016 BC in the ancient city of Mohenjo-daro in the era of the Indus Valley civilisation. The film is about a man who falls in love with his enemy's daughter, who is a dancer.The film, produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Sunita Gowariker, releases on August 12.
Mohenjo Daro Movie Weekend Collection
Salman Khan’s Eid release Sultan, which opened to more than Rs. 180 crore last weekend, is only the first of the many offerings Bollywood has lined up for the second half of 2016, which so far has been dominated more by the unexpectedly huge successes of Hollywood and regional movies. Nearly Rs.1,000 crore is riding on these Hindi films put together, according to industry experts.At least some of these big-ticket films need to do big business if the industry is to trump the Rs.2,657.069 crore box office collections of 2015, of which about Rs.1,628.447 crore was earned in the second half of the year. So far in 2016, Hindi films have earned about Rs.1,062 crore. “It’s been a trend for the past eight to nine years for major movie business to happen only in the second half of the year,” said Atul Mohan, editor of trade magazine Complete Cinema.
Mohenjo Daro Movie Income Collection
“The first half is all about exams and the Indian Premier League (IPL) which, at the end of the day, are excuses for producers. But all the major holidays and festivals—Eid, Dussehra, Diwali and Christmas—fall only in the second half.” To be sure, the overall business for Bollywood in itself may not have been completely disappointing. While films likeHousefull 3 (Rs.109. 04 crore) and Airlift (Rs.128.1 crore) crossed the Rs.100 crore mark, others like Neerja (Rs.75.61 crore) andKapoor & Sons (Rs.73.29 crore) also did well for themselves.“There has been a double-digit growth in box office thanks to increase in admissions (ticket sales) as well as ticket prices,” said Kamal Gianchandani, chief executive officer, PVR Pictures. “But Hollywood has performed slightly better this year because of one outlier, The Jungle Book.”