Welcome to Q&A session. This is different from live session which is done in real time. For this section, you can send us your questions on [email protected] The live session will be held next week.
Q. Have UTV and Disney already booked screens for Dangal and Mohenjo-Daro in a deal involving 4 films including Jungle Book and Baaghi which have released in April?
Ans. There has been a news that UTV has sold a package deal in April. The deal was to sell four films together- Jungle Book (April 9), Baaghi, Mohenjo Daro and Dangal. The diktat was that you have to play these film in all the four shows for at least one week after release. Some exhibitors confirmed that but there was no official confirmation. The deal was apparently made for blocking screens for Rustom as their own Mohenjo Daro is releasing on the same day. A more clear picture will be visible at the time of release.
Q. Which is the fastest trailer to 10 million views on YouTube
Ans. Sultan which crossed 10 million views in 6 days. Though Rajinikanth’s Kabali teaser achieved this feat in just 3 days.
Q. Where is 1st-anniversary party of BollyArena?
Ans. Something special is planned for the release of Sultan. Stay tuned.
Q. HNY day 1 collection took opening day collections many notches higher as after that no movie could cross 35 cr mark on its day 1, even PRDP which released on the same day like HNY collected 40 cr. With Sultan coming a day before Eid, do you think the record of HNY can survive one more year?
Ans. We were not tracking collections back then so cannot discuss that. It was definitely a landmark in the history of Bollywood to cross 40 crore on a single day. However after Happy New Year, no film was released on big holiday except Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. That film has the best chance to score highest opening day as it was an ideal release for Diwali. Though it fell short of as per producer figures, some have the opinion that it actually broke HNY record.
Sultan is likely to release on Eid day and will definitely challenge HNY record. Some people in the trade are even prediction big numbers like 50 crore.
Q. Rate Ali Abbas Zafar as a director on a scale of 10. Give reasons also if possible.
Ans. 6/10. His films are weak in the technical apartment.
Q. Can opening of Mohenjo-Daro be a highest non-festive day opening, if it get’s the kind of hype which Baahubali generated last year in South film industry?
Ans. So you are actually talking about breaking Dhoom 3 opening day record (36 cr). That is practically impossible considering the clash. As of now we are expecting the film to collect 26 cr. A more accurate picture will be visible after the trailer release.
Q. Fan or Rocky Handsome, which film audience liked more?
Ans. In our word of mouth section Fan stands at 7.1 and Rocky Handsome at 7.0. It indicates that both films were liked by a particular section of the audience. Fan was more watched due to the presence of Shahrukh Khan. Rocky Handsome repeat value will be more.
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