Salman Khan’s much awaited and the first release 2014 – Jai Ho has been opened for the theaters today! Will Jai Ho make 300-crore mark?
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Jai Ho will cross 300-crore mark and he is quite confident on this. While Amod Mehra says though a big opening of the film is assured, it is a “Herculean task” to reach 200-crore mark.
While the producer Vashu Bhagnani is quite confident that Jai Ho would definitely open very well. He remembers the successful opening of his 1999 film Biwi No 1, featuring Salman Khan.
“Salman has the full public support. His ardent fan-base would definitely go see the film. It should cross the 300-crore mark specially seeing the number of screens it’s being released on,” he said.
“I saw the film at a trial. Both the pre and post interval halves have that jolt that makes you sit up and watch when you are least expecting any kind of upheaval. That is the USP. Salman’s presence is ekdum dhamaakedar,” another trade analyst said.
“My verdict. It would be bigger than Ek Tha Tiger, but not as big as Dabangg. Eros would find it hard to recover the money they paid Sohail for the film,” Vashu added.
“Jai Ho should open very, very well, thanks to Salman’s star power and also his absence from the screen for an entire year. The craze for the film is building up with each passing day. As far as making Rs 300 crore goes, that would depend entirely on the strength of the content,” said Taran Adarsh.
While Amod Mehra says; “As Salman is enjoying such a huge fan-following, a bumper opening is assured. However, the promos and music are dull. Reaching Rs 200 crore may prove to be a Herculean task.”
Jai Ho is directed by Sohail Khan. The political thriller will hit more than 5,000 screens. It also stars Daisy Shah in lead.