‘Humshakals’ has brought in moolah and what makes it special is the fact that footfalls have come in despite the worst hammering ever for a Bollywood flick. After a good weekend, the film had decent collections in the weekdays, hence resulting in around 56 crore coming in.
With the film managing to bring in audience in the most adverse of critical response, one does wonder whether collections would have been better had the backlash not been to this effect. Nevertheless, for all involved, this has turned out to be a plus outing even as they move on to their next. Saif Ali Khan, Sajid Khan and Tamannaah Bhatia can well leave behind the disappointment of ‘Bullett Raja’ and ‘Himmatwala’ whereas for Riteish Deshmukh, there has been some good all around appreciation. Esha Gupta has another film of hers collect well after ‘Raaz 3’.
While this pretty much brings the film in a safe zone, one waits to see the kind of distance that it covers from this point on. There is very strong buzz of ‘Ek Villain’ and the film would give good competition to ‘Humshakals’.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder