Trade Buzz: Will Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express reach its destination of Rs 200 crore?

Wed, August 7, 2013 12:40pm UTC by 21 Comments
Trade Buzz: Will Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express reach its destination of Rs 200 crore?

Considering the massive buzz the SRK-Deepika Padukone starrer has generated, supremely confident and overtly-enthusiastic trade experts believe that it is likely to touch the ambitious figure. They can’t stop praising Rohit Shetty’s romcom! Here’s what they – and us – have to say…

The long wait for Chennai Express to arrive is finally over. Just two days and Rohit Shetty will unleash his highly-anticipated romcom with great gusto and pride. We hear that Shahrukh Khan, Rohit Shetty and Deepika Padukone, along with producers UTV Motion Pictures are already in a celebratory mood, as they are 200 percent confident that their movie will perform amazingly well in India and across the globe. So much so that they are sure that all their running around to promote the movie on popular TV shows and in different parts of the world is going to pay big time.

Our take: Wethinks this one has all the ingredients to become one of the biggest blockbusters of Hindi cinema: the promos have created an amazing buzz, the music has become a rage, the film has Rohit Shetty and the UTV Motion Pictures banner backing it and, last but not least, the lovable pair of Shahrukh and Deepika is all set to sizzle on the big screen six years after Om Shanti Om. And everyone knows how Farah Khan’s film worked! Wethinks the SRK-Deepika-Rohit trio will ensure that CE will easily touch the Rs 100 crore mark, considering there’s so much going on in favour of the film. But the big question is – how big a hit will this romcom be by the end of its journey? And at what speed will this juggernaut get there?

Numerologist Bhavikk Sangghvi: As per the numerological meaning derived, it’s a clear cut indication that the film will appeal to those who like watching ‘masala’ fare with romance, comedy, action, foot-tapping music all rolled in to one, but there will also be a section of the audience which may like to stay away from it. Hence the opinion, feedback, reviews, etc. of the film will be pretty much ‘mixed’. Everyone associated with this project will earn good profits during and even after its entire business run and as for the aam junta, it will be entertainment unlimited.

Exhibitor-distributor Akshaye Rathi: Undoubtedly, CE is going to be huge in India and overseas and I guess the movie might touch Rs 200 crore in its lifetime run. But next week CE will have tagda competition from the Akshay Kumar starrer Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara. Akshay has a huge fan following in Canada and the Gulf countries. So CE might be affected next week in terms of screens. Half the battle is already won, considering the satellite rights for CE have been sold at a whopping Rs 49 crores. The movie is expected to make Rs 60 crore plus in the first weekend. SRK’s fan following in India and overseas is unparalleled and nobody can beat him. Plus, CE is dubbed in ten foreign languages and it will have a massive release in Morocco, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Peru and Israel, apart from the US (195 screens), UK (175 screens), West Asia (55 screens) and Australia (30 screens), with more than 700 screens. Considering the combined fan following of SRK-Rohit-Deepika, the sky is the limit as far as BO collections are concerned.

So Bollywoodlifers and SRK fans, do you think King Khan’s dimpled smile and arms spread wide open will help him create magic once again at the ticket counters? And will SRK break his ‘friend’ Salman Khan’s Eid record?Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • Nia

    It would be bigger flop!!! Inshallah autim will reach 200 crore and will declare as a blockbuster

    • sallu

      sale saluu ka fan outam will be flop ce will be blockbluster

    • Adil

      He fool nia dirte nia dog nia outima is the biggest flop and srk ce vvill rock._
      bloode bustard nia u r so fool.

    • Deepa

      @Nia,

      It’s OUATIM, you ***!! However, Chennai Express will derail OUATIM & even Satyagraha which is releasing 2 weeks after CE.. Wait & watch.. 200 crores with ease!

    • Dana

      I will[ be the biggest Block Buster in history

    • Brand SRK

      No chance girl!!!
      CE wud b the best of this yr….. exceeding the aam juntas expectations!!

    • zahid

      abe bewakuf 50 crore bhi mushkil se kama pai sadi picture ghanta 200 crore tak pahunchegi
      thode din aur ruk ja phir dekh na CE ka naya record!!

  • alka

    yes of course it will reach till 200 crores

  • Carol

    As silly as this movies is it will sure reach the goal! But SRK does´nt deserve it if you look at the other excellent movies which were released this year (BMB, D day, Lootera).

  • Ram

    1) First of all it’s not dubbed in 10 languages. Subs will be provided. And there is a lot of difference in subs and dub.
    2) Ur numerologist said the stuff which everyone knows, so stop making things up.
    3) If you want people to take ur post seriously then improve ur standards. Atleast provide the right info.

  • dpk

    biggest blockbuster of the decade,
    shah rukh khan the king khan iz back,
    get on the train baby

  • rameez

    I dnt think that CE wil able to break EK tha tiger 1st collection ( 35 Crore ) record…..

    Sharukh is good actor but his cant break any records……

    sorry SRK……..u r gd actor but again u cant…its nt ur cup of tea…..u keep happy urself by earning only 100 crore in 2 month..

    • Rafii

      Wow…ek tha tiger,,,record broken…lallu fans ki wat lag gyi

    • Shiyad

      Oh boy !! bite your tongue! lol :-)

    • raheem khan

      rameez tere aik tha bandar ne pehly din tu 32 crore kar lia likn 2sre din serf 14 crore kye…jab k ce ne 2sre din 28 crore matlab os ka double..or kia proof chaye ..or 3rd day 32 crore or over sease world wide ke tu bat he choro os tak tu tera sallu serf khwab he dekh sakta hai..local hero k fan ramez… apna hero word wide hai … jab k sallu serf rakshw or texi walon ka hero hai…sala tapori actor k tapori fan…

    • Andy

      Hahahahaha I bet you feel stupid now.

      CE BROKE EVERY RECORD THERE IS!!!!

  • Priyanka Joshi

    Chennai express has all the elements that a blockbuster should have except a good story… The movie will be a hit but is being panned by the critics… I read this article and though that I should go for the movie…Watched the paid preview yesterday and hated every minute of the movie..Damn you rohit shetty and SRK

  • gurjot

    yes

  • salim

    Chennai express biggest all time blockbuster InshaAllah

  • Ravi

    Akki’s outm blockbuster and create new record i am very sure

  • fdfdd

    it broke all record.


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