Tumhari Sulu (comedy, drama): Vidya Balan. “Sulu essays the role of a beautiful, enthusiastic and happy-go-lucky Mumbai housewife whose routine life changes when she unexpectedly lands herself with the exciting job of a night RJ (radio jockey) on a leading radio station.”
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Muzaffar Nagar – The Burning Love (action drama): “Range shooter Dev Malik reaches his home town, Muzaffarnagar, to spend some time with his family. Once there, he locks horns with Jodha Singh, a land mafia who creates trouble for the entire village. Dev falls for Sara, an IPS aspirant from a liberal Muslim family. Problems arise when a communal riot threatens to destroy Dev and Sara’s life. Meanwhile, Jodha Singh is doing everything in his power to destroy Dev.” TRAILER
Dil Jo Na Keh Saka (romance): “Two childhood friends end up going separate ways to follow their dreams. Eventually, they return to their hometown where they chance across each other and soon discover that there is more to their relationship than just friendship.” TRAILER
Shaadi Abhi Baaki Hai (drama): “Its a Big Fat Indian Wedding. US returned bride Jugnu finds out that her groom, Jaan, is switched. Where is her Jaan? How can Jugnu be forced to marry her father’s business partner’s son? Who is Billa, making ransom calls? Jugnu desperately tries to save her boyfriend from death by arranging for ransom money. Jugnu goes on three different journeys, all controlled by fate.” TRAILER
Panchlait (drama): “Set in either the 1950s or 1960s, Panchlait tells the story of a small village in North India that still has no electricity and its people live in darkness, engrossed in its own little sorrows and joys. Godhan, who belongs to the Mahato Tola of the village, is outcast from the village after he refuses to pay any part of his inheritance to the village and is falsely accused by Munri’s mother for singing inappropriate Hindi songs for Munri.” TRAILER
Aksar 2 (crime drama mystery): “A husband’s plan to break up his marriage so that he can be with another woman backfires with unexpected consequences.” TRAILER
Also releasing in the Bollywood market today is the American film, “Justice League“. Though “Tumhari Sulu” will be the front runner on Monday due to its named star, none of today’s releases are expected to earn significant collections at the box office. Next week will also see a batch release of low earners. The box office is waiting for December, when the year’s final two expected blockbusters will hit the big screen.
Though final numbers are yet to be reported, the estimated opening week for “Qarib Qarib Singlle” is around Rs. 12.00 *crore. With today’s batch release, as well as the batch release coming next week, Irrfan Khan’s newest is sureto be lost in the crowd. It will not make its 20-crore budget, and will addyet another flop to his long career of flop films.
“Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana” will also become lost in the crowd; falling short of its 15 crore budget. At the end of its first week, total collections are only Rs. 6.50 crore. This is less than half the budget, and so it too will be classified as a flop.
And finally, at the end of its fourth week, domestic collections for “Golmaal Again” are 203.13 crore! That is the goal to beat for both “Padmavati” and “Tiger Zinda Hai” in December. Globally, collections are at Rs. 306.71 crore; showing that international interest was slightly higher than domestic in week four. With the batch releases of today and next week, as well as the fact it would be going into a fifth week, the triumphant “G4” just may be nearing the end of its record-breaking run. It may top out at around 205 crore by the end.
* 1 crore = 10,000,000 rupees