It’s Karan Johar versus Dwayne Jonhson at the turnstiles this week. And considering how last week’s release Soorma was trounced at the boxoffice by the big Hollywood franchise film Ant Man & The Wasp, it looks like this week again it’s battle for supremacy between the East & The West .
Sources close to Dharma Productions reveal that Dhadak their premium product which introduces Sridevi’s daughter opposite the talentedI shaan Khattar, did not get the requisite number of theatres and audis.
“The Dwayne Johnson film(Skyscraper) is being released in four languages Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and English while we are coming in only one language.That’s the first disadvantage for Dhadak. The second disadvantage is Dwayne Johnson. He has a huge fan following in India .When he speaks in Hindi he is no longer a firangi . He is a global action hero and that with one amputated leg.A Salman Khan from Hollywood with a physical disability that in no way hampers his heroism,” says a personnel from a leading multiplex.
For Hindi films on release, it has become impossible to avert competition with the Hollywood biggies since there us one almost every other week.
Suman Sinha a leading exhibitor of Patna feels the competition would only grow in the coming weeks. “Dhadak has to compete withSkyscraper. Next week the Hindi releases have to take on Tom Cruise and Mission Impossible. And since Dwayne Johnson and Tom Cruise are much bigger stars than the actors who feature in these Hindi films there is bound to be some level of unfair comparison for the Hindi films coming up for release in the next few weeks.”