You would be shocked to know that since 2003, director Anurag Kashyap has directed 13 films, and out of those 13, not a SINGLE film was a box office hit! The best verdict that any of his films have gotten was an “Average” verdict, which was achieved by Dev D in 2009, almost a decade ago. Really, how big of an achievement is that?
I am aware that some may find it unfair to speak so negative about a film before its release, but really, when you have a director who has continuously delivered box office duds, and this director teams up with an actor who has been known to give continuous box office duds himself (Abhishek Bachchan), then well, what can you expect? Abhishek Bachchan’s last solo hit was Guru back in 2007!
To make things worse, the film has gotten an U/A certificate, which will restrict a section of the audience from wanting to venture into the theatres. From the trailer itself, one can see that the film has adult-oriented content, with a Punjab setting, a similarity that was there in Udta Punjab which itself only reached Average verdict despite having more starpower in that film and a huge controvsery generating pre-release publicity.
All in all, the film looks set to struggle at the box office!
My prediction of Manmarziyaan's overall box office verdict: Flop