Would Bharat Be The Lengthiest Film Of Salman’s Career?

Considering  it spans more than  70 years of storytelling  , would  Salman’s Eid release Bharat be the  lengthiest  film  of  his career?

Apparently not. Director Ali Abbas Zafar informs   me that that  the  film’s running  time is approximately  2 hours 35  minutes. This  is  relatively shorter than Salman’s Sultan which was  2 hours and  50 minutes long and  Bajrangi  Bhaijaan which  clocked at  2 hours 43  minutes.

A  concerted effort has been  made to keep  the length in  check  this time. Trade  insiders say  lengthy  films stand a  greater risk of being rejected.

Says  Bihar exhibitor Kishan Damani,  “Audiences  don’t have the patience  to sit through a film which is  three hours long. No matter how much   story there  is  to  tell, it has to be condensed to keep audiences’ attention . Some of  Salman’s recent films were  long.It’s good that Bharat is  not that lengthy.It means  more shows in every theatre this Eid.”

Every Eid release  of  Salman Khan from  2008 onwards has been a  major hit, except  Tubelight  in Eid 2017  and   Race  3 in 2018  which bombed.  It’s therefore imperative  for  Salman to score a hit with Bharat and reclaim  his Eid slot as his own. A hat-trick of Eid flops  would spell trouble  for his career.

Salman Khan’s Eid Hits:

Wanted(2009),  Dabangg(2010), Bodyguard(2011), Ek Tha Tiger(2012),  Kick(2014), Bajrangi Bhaijaan(2015),  Sultan(2016).

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