This week Sunny Leone’s Jackpot will clash with Dimple Kapadia’s What The Fish! at the box office. With hardly any buzz around both the films, which one will manage to pull in crowds at the theatres?
Kaizad Gustad’s thriller Jackpot stars Naseeruddin Shah and Sachiin Joshi besides the Canadian adult actor Sunny Leone. While Jackpot has grabbed lot of attention coz of Sunny’s bold scenes with her co-star Sachin, we aren’t sure if it will boast the prospects of the film at ticket windows. On the other hand, director Gurmmeet Singh’s What The Fish (WTF)! looks good despite the fact that there is no big star except for Dimple Kapadia in the film. Though the trailer received positive response from the audience, the makers haven’t gone all out to promote their small budget film. So which film stands a good to rake in moolah at the box office? “Both Jackpot and What The Fish are films that lack the appeal to make a significant impact on a pan India basis, but shall have a very specific and niche audience of their own. While Jackpot may appeal to the front benches in single screens courtesy the presence of Sunny Leone, What The Fish! will hopefully bring in a class of audience that enjoys urban and dark comedies at the multiplexes” says exhibitor-distributor Akshaye Rathi.
However, Sunny’s film might just race ahead of What The Fish! as the former will occupy more screens than the latter one. “ While Anil Thadani has managed to do an excellent job with the distribution of Jackpot across multiplexes and single screens, WTF will remain restrained to a few shows at the national multiplex chains and at best a few single screens” points out Rathi.