New Delhi: Mohit Suri’s ‘Malang’ and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Shikara: The Untold Story Of Kashmiri Pandits’ have been the twoMohit Suri’s ‘Malang’ and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Shikara: The Untold Story Of Kashmiri Pandits’ have been the two major players at the theatres this week.
While Malang is a dark thriller and suspense starring Aditya Roy Kapoor, Disha Patani. Aanil Kapoor and Kunal Khemu in the lead roles, the other one claimed to be the untold stopry of the Kashmiri Pandits’ exodus from the valley in during the 90s.
With both the movie clashing the same week, Mohit Suri’s multi-starrer is visibly getting a good headstart but it missed the target when it came to critic reviews.
Mohit Suri misses the bus this time… #Malang works in patches, but its writing plays spoilsport, fails to grab your attention in entirety… Suspense doesn’t create the desired impact either. #MalangReview pic.twitter.com/I70b2cGsyc
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 7, 2020
Accrodinhg to film trade analysts, the movie could not gross what it was expected to. One of the popular trade analysts Taran Adarsh took to twitter to share, “#Malang is decent on Day 1… Should’ve grossed higher given its genre… National multiplexes contribute 50%+ of Day 1 biz… Mass circuits low… Needs to show more than normal jump on Day 2, though biz in #Delhi will be limited… Fri ₹ 6.71 cr. #India biz.”
Meanwhile, Shikara also did not perform as expected by the audience. Mainly released in multiplexes, the movie could only gross Rs 1.20 crore on the first day.
There, however, have been controversies regarding the viewpoint of the subject of the film. The film critics have turned out positive of the earnings by Shikara in the upcoming days of the week. The movie got a slow start i the theatres but gained momentum by the afternoon.
Though Malang seems to have won the battle for the first day, Shikara’s positive reponse from the audience and its relevant subject in the present could change the fate of this box-office clash.