This is certainly a special week for Bollywood. Valentine week is in full swing and there are two romantic films releasing on this lovely week. Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Fitoor’ and Divya Khosla Kumar directorial ‘Sanam Re’. Without any doubt, ‘Fitoor’ has an upper hand on ‘Sanam Re’ and might become the biggest grossers of the years. Let’s find out how these two films will perform at the Indian Box office.
Aditya Roy Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Fitoor’ is a romantic-drama based on Charles Dickens popular novel ‘Great Expectations’ directed by ‘Rock On!’ (2008) famed Abhishek Kapoor. This is one of the biggest film of this year which is made in a budget of around 40 crore. The promotions and advertisement costs is around Rs 10 -12 crores. The entire teams of the film including the leading stars have been rigorously promoting the film on various platforms across the country.
Its unique red theme posters have already created lots of buzz among the youngsters, who are ready to celebrate the festival of love. The songs composed by Hitesh Sonik and Amit Trivedi have been in the top lists which clearly show that ‘Fitoor’ will open pretty well at the box office.
It will release around 3000 screens in India and some 1500 screens in overseas market. With the way, it has been promoting and the presence of big star cast including Tabu, ‘Fitoor’ might collect in between Rs 10 to 15 crore on its first day and if it will get the support of film critics, the collections would surely increase on Saturday and Sunday. Anything around 30 plus crore weekend will please the makers but for that the mouth publicity should also in its favour.
On the other hand, Bhushan Kumar’s T –Series presenting ‘Sanam Re’ is also releasing tomorrow with ‘Fitoor’. This love triangle is directed by Divya Khosla Kumar, who had showed his guts with hit film ‘Yaariyaan’ (2014). The trio of Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam and Urvashi Rautela are the fresh talent of Bollywood and had been appreciated in their earlier films.
About the box office performance, ‘Sanam Re’ has to face a stiff competition with ‘Fitoor’ and lots of depends on the reviews by the critics. The first day collections would be around Rs 3 to 4 crore but for that mouth publicity will also matters. The first weekend of ‘Sanam Re’ would be around Rs 10 to 12 crore and it will scroll hard to get the decent numbers.