Last week’s big release ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ has emerged as a huge, huge success. Despite releasing on a non-Holiday, it has done super hit business and managed to cross the Rs 100 crore mark in just 4 days. It is sure to cross the lifetime figure of Rs. 187.98 crore of ‘The Jungle Book’ (2016), which is the biggest Hollywood blockbuster of India. Trade pundits even predict that ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ can even cross the Rs. 300-crore-mark if it sustains well in the 2nd week.
Unusually, at such times, releasing a film can be quite a risk. But the makers of two Hindi films are going ahead with the release tomorrow.
‘102 Not Out’ is directed by Umesh Shukla, who made the much-loved ‘OMG – Oh My God!’ (2012). It stars Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor and is a tale of a guy who’s 102 years old but is still youthful but his 75-year-old son is completely the opposite. The film looks like a clean family entertainer and hence, family crowds can come to see this film in hordes. Also, the fact that Rishi Kapoor and Big B have teamed up after almost 27 years has also generated excitement. Songs haven’t worked and the buzz is limited. The Day 1 figures won’t be high but if the word of mouth is positive, it can dramatically pick up from Day 2.
‘Omerta’ is directed by Hansal Mehta and tells the story of Omar Sheikh, one of the most dreaded terrorists of the world who’s also responsible for some of the gruesome killings in and around India. Rajkummar Rao plays the lead in this 96 minute long flick. The trailer and idea behind the film is interesting but the buzz is very low. Opening will be poor and if reports are positive, only then it will get more people from Saturday. However, since it’s a very dark film, a huge jump in collections might not happen. Critically, it definitely will be acclaimed.