Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s Samrat Prithviraj has underperformed drastically in most centres. Trade experts who don’t wish to be named, blame Akshay Kumar for the debacle. This is his third debacle in a row after Bell Bottom and Bachchan Pandey.
Evidently the letter ‘B’ is not lucky for Akshay, although the numbers for Bhool Bhulaiya 2 indicate that Plan ‘B’ suits Kartik Aaryan just fine. Bhool Bhulaiya 2 is still drawing in family crowds in the third week in spite of three other major releases Samrat Prithviraj , Major and Vikram on Friday.
A personnel from a leading multiplex chains has some startling information to share on this weekend’s boxoffice collections. “Bhool Bhulaiya 2 in the third week is ahead of Samrat Prithviraj in the first week.Samrat Prithviraj’s collections are sobering. It has generated very little interest. There was a marginal upward swing on Sunday. But most of the shows are going anti-houseful on Monday.”
As for the other two releases on Friday,both Adivi Sesh’s Major and Kamal Haasan’s Vikram show impressive boxoffice collections in the South. But are washouts in Hindi.