What will be the box office fate of “Humshakals”? Will it be successful like other Sajid Khan films “Hey Baby”and “Housefull” series? Or will it be a washout like “Himmatwala”? Read on to know, Humshakals Pre Release Buzz..
Sajid Khan’s “Humshakals” releases this Friday. This time, Sajid is keeping a rather low profile when it comes to bragging about his film. The reason being, “Himmatwala”s debacle,same time last year. He seems quiet, perhaps wanting the film to do the talking.
There is no Ajay Devgan this time. There is also no Akshay Kumar, who seems to have been the director’s favourite. Instead, there is Saif Ali Khan, along with Riteish Deshmukh (another favourite of Sajid) and Ram Kapoor.
The analysis goes as follows!
Sajid has been known for making urban-style comedy films over the years. That is what has worked for him, with evidence being the success of “Hey Baby”, “Housefull” and “Housefull 2”. When he tried something different (a desi action-masala film Himmatwala), he failed miserably in impressing the audience.
With “Humshakals”, Sajid is back in his comfort zone. He is back to his comedy genre that he has been successful at. However, the film is missing Akshay Kumar, who had a huge role in making those films successful as well. As a matter of fact, “Humshakals” seems like a copy of the “Housefull” series, as there are similar traits such as a lot of characters, a big house, a night song, the locales, music score etc.
The songs “Caller Tune” and “Piya Ke Bazaar” seem to have worked for the public, which can be a crucial factor in the audiences heading to the theatres to watch this one.
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Humshakals Pre Release Buzz, though, is not that high. But with the presence of a star like Saif Ali Khan and hit songs to boast of, the movie may just turn out to be the next big money spinner at the box office. Saif Ali Khan’s popularity in the urban centres may result in it’s good performance in the metro cities, while the hit songs and comedy genre would bring in audience from the smaller centres.
Presence of Riteish Deshmukh who has an amazing pull when it comes to comedy films, is a crucial factor too. His last outing at the box office, “Grand Masti” went on to gross over 100 crores at the box office. Riteish Deshmukh has said that “Humshakals” is the funniest film he has done. However, it all depends on what the audience thinks.
Ram Kapoor’s popularity due to his TV show “Bade Acche Lagte Hain” may result in the pull of middle-class audiences.
Bipasha Basu, Tamanna Bhatia and Esha Gupta are providing the much-needed glamour in the movie. And by the looks of it, they don’t seem to have much to do in the film.
Bipasha’s latest controversy about giving the promotions of the film a total miss and subsequently tweeting about it, may just end up working for the movie, drawing more audiences to the theatres.
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All things considered though, “Humshakals” should have a solid opening day, even though the pre-release buzz is not as much as the pre-release buzz for Akshay Kumar’s “Holiday”.
The film may sustain only if the audiences end up loving the film, the way they did, Sajid’s earlier films. “Word of the mouth” will be the most important aspect that will decide the film’s fate at the box office.
The film does face competition a week later from the much-awaited film “Ek Villain”. The good thing for the team of “Humshakals” though is that both films belong to different genres which could ensure that each film gets it’s own audience.
Chitramala feels that “Humshakals” will be a hit, though not as big a hit as the “Housefull” series !
Box Office Verdict For “Humshakals”: HIT
Opening Day: 15 Crores Net
Opening Weekend: 40+ Crores Net
Lifetime Collections: 70+ Crores Net
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