Law Of Averages Hits Ajay Devgn

October 29th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  

October 29, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): A film about honor killing, Aakrosh has turned out to be an honorable flop at the box office. The film just didn’t open well and also failed to bring in any worthwhile collections in the weekdays that followed. It was clear, audience were not in any mood whatsoever to check out what Priyadarshan had to offer in his dramatic venture. After a one week run, this Ajay Devgn and Akshaye Khanna had a mere 11 crore opening which was very bad by all means. Poor collections are also disheartening due to the fact that the film was appreciated not just by the critics but also those form the ‘aam junta’ who caught it in theaters.

The no-show of Akrosh also means that Ajay Devgn has been hit by the law of averages. After a successful stint that saw Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge, Raajneeti and Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai scoring at the box office, he has hit a road block with Aakrosh. It still cannot be termed as a setback though as he has Golmaal 3 arriving in a few days from now which is a definite winner by all means. As for Priyadarshan, rest assured he would be back in the business of making comedies. Sad, but true.

The other major release of the week, Knock Out, has turned out to be a disaster at the box office. Though it hadn’t been appreciated to the same level as Aakrosh, it still wasn’t written off by those who saw it. It was a reasonably entertaining affair but with not much buzz backing it up, this Sanjay Dutt and Irrfan Khan starrer folded up at mere 4 crores. With disastrous audience foot falls evidenced in case of new releases, not much can be expected from the second week of Knock Out either. The film would touch 5 crores mark but that’s about it. A terrible outing for Sanjay Dutt whose next release is No Problem, an ensemble affair by Anees Bazmee.

As for Ramayana - The Epic, despite good reviews coming from good quarters, the picture was clear on the opening day itself. With the film struggling to complete one full week at the box office, it has further proven to be a full stop in the world of animation movies coming out of Bollywood.

– Joginder Tuteja / Sampurn Wire

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