Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat

India-Forums

   
Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat
Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat

Abhishek Bachchan: The Son Never Sets

laly Goldie
laly
laly

Joined: 24 June 2008
Posts: 1868

Posted: 12 May 2011 at 10:03am | IP Logged

It's been two weeks since the release of Dum Maaro Dum (DMD), a film whose box office fate was arguably more important for its lead actor Abhishek Bachchan than for its makers. Because for AB Junior, 2010 was stuff nightmares are made of.

 

The much-hyped Raavan sank without a trace, netting a lifetime domestic box office of less than Rs. 29 crores. His other release of the year, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey (where he didn't have Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman or AishwaryaRai for support) was out of the theatres within a week, netting less than Rs. 5 crore.

 
Abhishek's encounters with box office have been eminently and consistently forgettable. His biggest successes have been either multi-starrers (Dhoom, Dhoom 2, Dostana) or backed by bigger names than his own (Guru, Sarkar). No other films besides these handful ones have made any significant impact at the box office, finishing in the sub-30 crore bracket consistently. For someone with a career that's now into its second decade, that's an unenviable record.

DMD is set to finish in the early 30-crore bracket too. Interestingly, that will make it one of Abhishek's biggest solo successes till date! In fact, it is set to cross the lifetime collections of the much-hyped Paa, where Junior had his father for company. In absolute terms, DMD's performance may be below par, but when seen from the perspective of Abhishek's poor box office track record, it is almost like a mini victory.

Box office analysts have been surprisingly dismissive of the film, almost as if they expected DMD to nett 40-50 crore over its lifetime! Now that would have made it Abhishek's biggest film after Dhoom 2.

To understand why an Abhishek Bachchan solo film can never cross the 35 crore mark, it is important to look at a certain piece of data from our monthly star popularity research called Stars India Loves (SIL).

Since the start of SIL six months ago, Abhishek Bachchan has consistently ranked outside the top 10 male stars on popularity. His father, who has not had a consistent presence in the theatres of late, ranks no. 8, at least four ranks above his son. In the key market of Mumbai, AB Junior just about makes it to the top 20 list, lagging behind the likes of Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol and EmraanHashmi. His popularity is so low that today, if someone were to make a film starring Abhishek and Anushka Sharma, the latter will manage to generate more footfalls in the theatre than the former!

In such a scenario, DMD crossing the 30 crore mark is no mean achievement. Because the moment you decide to cast Abhishek Bachchan, you have to learn to live with his box office reality.

To be fair to Abhishek, he has managed to make a mark as an actor in specific films, like Yuva, Guru and even Dum Maaro Dum. But these accolades have been far and few in between, and have just not added up to give his career any significant momentum.

Anyone else with such odds stacked against him would have found it difficult to get work of the stature Abhishek continues to do. But then, we all know that: In Bollywood, the son never sets.

The following 3 member(s) liked the above post:

gamla_Shipra_Sbamboocopter

gamla_ Senior Member
gamla_
gamla_

Joined: 17 May 2007
Posts: 903

Posted: 12 May 2011 at 10:28am | IP Logged
How true!! LOL.  people should talk about him anonymous so that his supernova dad doesn't run with danda after them...

The following 1 member(s) liked the above post:

bamboocopter

bamboocopter IF-Sizzlerz

Joined: 23 December 2008
Posts: 11388

Posted: 12 May 2011 at 2:05pm | IP Logged
THE ACCOUNT OF THE MEMBER WHO POSTED THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY BANNED.

If you think this is an error please Contact us.

The following 3 member(s) liked the above post:

qwwwIHeartDeepika.sheee

Gujar IF-Rockerz
Gujar
Gujar

Joined: 20 October 2010
Posts: 8431

Posted: 12 May 2011 at 2:07pm | IP Logged
Agreed!! one hell of a title 

The following 2 member(s) liked the above post:

qwwwbamboocopter

shaurrya Newbie
shaurrya
shaurrya

Joined: 20 May 2011
Posts: 3

Posted: 20 May 2011 at 1:46pm | IP Logged
1.GURU--- BOX OFFICE---75 CRORES  courtesy--- BOXOFFICEINDIA.COM
                BUDGET--- 18 CRORES

2.BUNTY AUR BABLI--- BOX OFFICE---77 CRORES courtesy--- BOXOFFICEINDIA.COM

3.BLUFF MASTER---BOX OFFICE--- 37 CRORES courtesy--- WIKIPEDIA
                                    BUDGET --- 8.7 CRORES

4.SARKAR RAJ-- BOX OFFICE---- 38 CRORES courtesy---WIKIPEDIA
                                    BUDGET---14 CRORES

5.DUM MAARO DUM---- BOX OFFICE---32 CRORES courtesy--- boxofficeindia.com
                                    BUDGET--- 20 CRORES

ALL of them are hits delivered by Abhishek bachchan... SOLO HITS...

"TO THE COLOUMNIST"--- Kindly check the official collections before writing such disgusting articles... have some respect for the power of pen you have...

The following 3 member(s) liked the above post:

qwww-Anjaani-IHeartDeepika.

Antlers IF-Sizzlerz
Antlers
Antlers

Joined: 01 September 2007
Posts: 11260

Posted: 20 May 2011 at 1:49pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by shaurrya


"TO THE COLOUMNIST"--- Kindly check the official collections before writing such disgusting articles... have some respect for the power of pen you have...
Big B came on I-F to defend his son. what a shocker! LOL

The following 2 member(s) liked the above post:

frostyShipra_S

shaurrya Newbie
shaurrya
shaurrya

Joined: 20 May 2011
Posts: 3

Posted: 20 May 2011 at 1:50pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by annuhai

How true!! LOL.  people should talk about him anonymous so that his supernova dad doesn't run with danda after them...

1.GURU--- BOX OFFICE---75 CRORES  courtesy--- BOXOFFICEINDIA.COM
                BUDGET--- 18 CRORES

2.BUNTY AUR BABLI--- BOX OFFICE---77 CRORES courtesy--- BOXOFFICEINDIA.COM

3.BLUFF MASTER---BOX OFFICE--- 37 CRORES courtesy--- WIKIPEDIA
                                    BUDGET --- 8.7 CRORES

4.SARKAR RAJ-- BOX OFFICE---- 38 CRORES courtesy---WIKIPEDIA
                                    BUDGET---14 CRORES

5.DUM MAARO DUM---- BOX OFFICE---32 CRORES courtesy--- boxofficeindia.com
                                    BUDGET--- 20 CRORES

ALL of them are hits delivered by Abhishek bachchan... SOLO HITS...
PuffinHypercity IF-Sizzlerz

Joined: 08 May 2009
Posts: 23867

Posted: 20 May 2011 at 1:58pm | IP Logged
THE ACCOUNT OF THE MEMBER WHO POSTED THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY BANNED.

If you think this is an error please Contact us.

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
Amitabh Bachchan says sorry to Salim Khan Sahab

Author: Salmanayesha   Replies: 3   Views: 2306

Salmanayesha 3 2306 26 August 2010 at 12:12am by Salmanayesha
Amitabh Bachchan is my inspiration: Rajnikanth

Author: Salmanayesha   Replies: 0   Views: 471

Salmanayesha 0 471 15 August 2010 at 6:33pm by Salmanayesha
The audience loves Salman, says Amitabh Bachchan

Author: rhea_6   Replies: 8   Views: 1236

rhea_6 8 1236 08 August 2010 at 10:41am by waterlily_126
Amitabh Bachchan KBC 4 will have three experts hel

Author: _Sano_   Replies: 0   Views: 849

_Sano_ 0 849 14 July 2010 at 8:52am by _Sano_
Bachchan meets Bachchan

Author: sus143   Replies: 6   Views: 2536

sus143 6 2536 12 September 2006 at 11:52am by NKSUDHIR

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels
Forums

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index