Varun Dhawan is the only actor from his generation to be enjoying a clean slate so far. Student of the Year, Main Tera Hero, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, Badlapur, Any Body Can Dance 2, Dilwale – each of his films has been a Hit, Superhit or at least a profitable affair for the makers. He has dabbled across solo starrers and two hero films and has found steady audience coming his way. With a double hat-trick to his name, Varun has been enjoying a steady pace in his career. Though in Shahrukh Khan’s Dilwale his antics weren’t on display in full throttle, the fact remains that the film did come close to the 150 crore mark.
Now that he is being seen in Dishoom where he has another senior actor [John Abraham] alongside him, he definitely hasn’t been relegated to the background. In fact the makers [Sajid Nadiadwala, Rohit Dhawan] and presenters [Eros] have done well enough to ensure that the banter of John and Varun is on full display, something that should entice the audience for whom the film is aimed for. The promo suggests a fun popcorn entertainer in the offering that won’t have a single dull moment, what with action, comedy and ‘naach-gaana’ peppering the narrative right through the tout length of two hours.
All of that should ensure that while an opening of around 50% is comfortably on the cards, things could only turn better further with word of mouth coming into picture. The film has some really big benefits going in its favor. First and foremost, it is a solo release and seeing a good count of screens coming its way. Secondly, it arrives amidst zero competition as Sultan is through with its run and Madaari hasn’t clicked. Also, the week ahead doesn’t have much of a competition either. All of this means that Dishoom has two weeks to make merry. If it is liked by the audience, Dishoom has all going for it to play to the potential.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder