Baadshaho movie released today today and we bring to you the box office collection prediction for the film, starring the hit duo of the 2010 success Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi, which is touted to be a period heist action thriller, directed and co-produced by Milan Luthria. The Day 1 collection for the film is extremely critical for the film’s overall performance at the box office as surge in such high voltage action films is very difficult in Bollywood specifically. Therefore a big opening day figure becomes all the more important. As per trusted film industry insiders and trade analysts, Baadshaho is headed for a 10 crore plus day 1 and hopes to see a marginal rise over the next two days, owing to Bakrid being a government holiday on saturday. The benefit of this holiday is expected to be witnessed from Friday evening itself if the film manages to strike a chord with the audiences.
Baadshaho is Ajay Devgn’s first release this year and has a lot riding on it. 2017 has been a particularly disappointing year for the hindi film industry with films with superstars tanking at the box office, with the exception of Khiladi Kumar who has been reasonably dependable over the last few years. Salman Khan’s Tubelight, Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal and Ranbir Kapoor’s Jagga Jasoos failed to light up the year so far.
The star cast of Baadshaho also includes Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta, Vidyut Jammwal, Sanjay Mishra and Sharad Kelkar among others. The film is releasing on a total of 3242 screens with 2800 of these in India and 442 overseas. The film is set with the background of the 1975 emergency in India when the then central government was in the process of procuring the assets of the former royal families in the country. The film relies heavily on the action aspect of the period rather than just the history.
The other release this friday is the Ayushmann Khurana and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. Both the actors are coming fresh from their previous successes Bareily ki Barfi and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha respectively. Therefore it will not be a one sided competition as most would expect when a star of Ajay Devgn’s calibre clashes with relatively newer actors at the box office.
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