Baar Baar Dekho 1st Day Box Office Collection
Baar Baar Dekho should take a good start at the box office. The strategy put together by Eros, Dharma and Excel to release their chartbuster song ‘Kaala Chashma’ before the theatrical promo paid off in a big way. While the promo got good reactions as well, the recollection factor was enhanced due to the super hit song picturised on Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif that did the trick. Rest was taken care of by very good promotional plan in the weeks that followed and the hype has reached its peak as well.
The film is set for a good start and all eyes are on whether a double digit opening is on the cards. This is possible, considering the fact that audiences have been waiting for a big budget feel good entertainer for a while now. Last big success was Rustom and that was a dramatic thriller. For family audiences, teenagers and youth, this Nitya Mehra directed film is just the kind that promises good entertainment for the big screen. Baar Baar Dekho should see an opening in the 50% range and if the final product turns out to be good as well, there are jumps on the card for rest of the weekend.
Baar Baar Dekho” is slated to be released on Sept. 9, Friday, but on the same date some organisations have called for a Karnataka bandh. Karnataka is likely to witness a strike this Friday and it might affect the opening day box office collection of “Baar Baar Dekho.” Pro-Kannada organisations and some farmer unions have called for a Karnataka bandh on Sept. 9 to protest against the Supreme Court’s ruling asking the state to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu for 10 days. Reports suggest that the proposed strike has been getting good support and is likely to bring the state to a standstill coming Friday.
While the state’s economy will badly be hit by the bandh, there is all probability that “Baar Baar Dekho” will also feel the heat of the strike. Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore and other cities of Karnataka hold a substantial number of multiplexes and single screen theatres. The bandh concerns a very serious, long-held dispute regarding the Cauvery water and it is being speculated that the Karnataka bandh will be observed to the fullest. With such a scenario, many multiplexes and single screen theatres may not screen any movie on the said date fearing any untoward incident.
Even if the theatres remain open and “Baar Baar Dekho” is screened, majority of the commoners in the state are less likely to take the trouble of watching a movie during a bandh. Sonakshi Sinha’s “Akira” was released on Sept. 2 and it had also faced a similar problem. A nationwide bandh was called on last Friday by some trade unions demanding to increase the minimum wage level. This 12-hour strike had apparently affected the first day collection of “Akira.”
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