Kahaani and Chaar Din Ki Chandni bring diversity this weekend
[Thursday, March 08, 2012]
Two diverse films release this weekend - 'Kahaani' and 'Chaar Din Ki Chandni'.
Let's talk about 'Kahaani' first. For those who expect the film to benefit from the success of 'The Dirty Picture' need to get a crash course on trade since both films are as different from each other as chalk and cheese. If one blockbuster could benefit the next immediate release of a star then Aamir Khan's 'Dhobi Ghat' would have been a huge money spinner after '3 Idiots', Salman Khan's 'London Dreams' would have been a super success after 'Wanted' and a few years back Saif Ali Khan's 'Kurbaan' would have taken a terrific opening after the runaway success of 'Love Aaj Kal'.
So why these three examples? That's because these films, especially 'Dhobi Ghat' and 'Kurbaan' were not the kind of 'masala' entertainers that fetch superb numbers on the very first day of release and don't even promise a lifetime run that promise a blockbuster status. In that sense, to pressurise 'Kahaani' into coming up with numbers that are even half of that of 'The Dirty Picture' would be entirely unreasonable.
To be fair to this Sujoy Ghosh film, a decent opening of 40%-50% should be good enough to ensure that the film manages to cover it's costs and then earns decent profits for it's makers. As for the content then one is more or less sure that audience won't really have a reason to complain since Vidya has a knack of selecting fantastic scripts (if her record over the years is anything to go by).
On the other hand 'Chaar Din Ki Chandni' has managed a decent buzz for itself though one still feels that there could have been a lot more, considering the fact it's director Samir Karnik had delivered a huge success in the form of 'Yamla Pagla Deewana'. Both films are similar in terms of genre and though Tusshar Kapoor can't be expected to carry similar star power as the combined force of Deols, at least from the promotional push perspective, the buzz could have been a little more enhanced. Still, its feel good appeal coupled with promise of a riotous entertainer makes one believe that it should manage to pull through.