How Big Will Sultan Be? Trade Experts Opine


As the nation and its favourite trade pundits brace themselves for the release of the new Salman Khan starrer this week , the question being asked is , how big is big when it comes to Salman Khan.

Sultanat is expected to make Rs 300 crores in the first week.
Explains trade analyst Taran Adarsh, “[tooltip id=”88b6af99531f838ed90aed058b7d870a”][tooltip id=”c1b465420d07c688942ed18eadfd9f92″ keyword_color=”#000000″ background_color=”#ffffff”][tooltip id=”4db8f5608d45f5de7881d9bce162f4bf”]Salman Khan[/tooltip][/tooltip][/tooltip] + Yash Raj + Eid release… it can’t get bigger than that. Over the years  Salman’s boxoffice status has multiplied manifold and every film of his generates tremendous curiosity. The volume of business coupled with the massive fan following he enjoys, raises the bar every time a new Salman film is about to release.”

And yet Taran sounds a note of caution for those who are already predicting Sultan to be the biggest blockbuster of Bollywood ’s Bajrangi Bhajiaan’s career. “It’s a bit too early to predict if Sultan will surpass the business of his previous films.But the fact is that the advance booking has been fantastic and it being a 5-day weekend, the film is expected to shatter records.”

Trade pundit Komal Nahata is  more certain of Sultan’s spectacular success. “There are all chances of it beingSalman’s biggest ever. At least one of his biggest for sure. Music, craze, dialogues, trailers…. Everything is highly talked about. Box-office history is waiting to be rewritten.”

Adds  trade analyst Atul Mohan. “The Sultan producers  Yashraj Films is targeting at widest release for Sultan. Not only in India but overseas also. Audience is hungry for a massy film which hasn’t come from long time. As we can see from the advance booking that opened on Sunday the ticket prices have been hiked and shows are getting full within few hours. With the long weekend ahead the film should easily cross more than half ofSalman’s previous best collections within five days. No major release for three weeks after its release will make sure it enters the prestigious club of 300. The content of Bajrangi Bhaijaan ensured that it got good run at the boxoffice and if Sultan’s content is lapped up by the audience, then new records will be created.”

Senior journalist and critic  Bharathi S.Pradhan. “It will be huge. But beating his own blockbusters may be a problem.It would depend on how good the film itself is. If it’s disappointing like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, it won’t go beyond the expected initial draw.”

However critic Raja Sen is not that gung-ho about Salman’s Sultan act. “It might well be a massive hit, though I’d dreamily like to believe his imbecility will finally have a visible impact this time around and, like me, maybe a few dozen people will choose not to watch it. But don’t bet on it.”[tooltip type=”box” html=”Input Your Content Here” box_background_color=”#eeeeee” box_opacity=”0.95″ box_padding=”10″ box_border_color=”#3F3F3F” box_border_width=”1″ box_border_radius=”0″ id=”88b6af99531f838ed90aed058b7d870a” /][tooltip type=”box” html=”Salman Khan Bollywood Actor” box_background_color=”#eeeeee” box_opacity=”0.95″ box_padding=”10″ box_border_color=”#3F3F3F” box_border_width=”1″ box_border_radius=”0″ id=”c1b465420d07c688942ed18eadfd9f92″ /]

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