Define Friday in Bollywood? Simple, it's a mixture of expectation
and anticipation. While the audience goes to the theaters with the
expectation of being entertained, the film makers anticipate the outcome
of their months of hard work and the money they've poured in. Last
Friday, the theaters opened to two big films - Akshay Kumar
starrer Special 26
and ace choreographer Remo Dsouza
's 3D dance venture, ABCD - Any Body Can Dance
opened to a much larger number of screens owing to the star power of
, Anupam Kher
and Manoj Bajpai. It is the second movie
directed by the maker of the critically acclaimed A Wednesday
, which not only had the critics applauding it wholeheartedly but it was also declared a sleeper hit at the Box Office. Special 26
is a heist drama set in the 1980s, and like most movies of this genre,
it depended highly on the positive feedback of the critics and the good
word of mouth tactic. The film started off slow but since it is
completely script-backed and the performances are stellar, the result
was generally positive and business continued to grow on the days
succeeding the release date. Over the weekend, the film managed to earn
27 crores and from the looks of it, the flick will continue to grow
owing to the deciding factor - good worth of mouth - is already at its
aka Any Body Can Dance
had a comparatively smaller release but the occupancy rate of seats was much higher than that of Special 26
, like Special 26
is also the second directorial venture of the acclaimed choreographer
Remo D'Souza and it stars the dancing legend Prabhu Deva among an
ensemble of other celebrated dancers of the country. It is the first 3D
movie in the genre of dance and is primarily targeted towards the youth.
Critics are all praise for this movie and the audience has already
termed it as a paisa vasool
entertainer. Business continued to grow and it managed to mint 20 crores over the weekend.
by the numbers, it is safe to assume that both movies will be declared a
hit at the BO soon. But if the scale of release is taken in account as
well as the star power of both the movies, ABCD seems like the
bigger success of the two. Nonetheless, both the movies fulfill the
promise of entertaining albeit being in different genres hence giving
both of them a safe BO bet.
So, what's going
to be your pick? Clever criminals robbing corrupt politicians or the
youth proving that dance is life? We at BollyCurry assure you, both
these movies will not be a disappointment.
Author: Maisooma B.
Editors: Komal P. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Preet K.