Will ‘Shanghai’ eat into Rowdy Rathore’s business?

Dibakar Banerjee’s political thriller Shanghai starring Emraan Hashmi and Abhay Deol might slow down Rowdy Rathore’s roaring success at the box office

Rowdy Rathore might have enjoyed a record opening at the box office, but the Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha starrer is now going to face a huge competition from Dibakar Banerjee’s Shanghai. The makers of Shanghai made sure that the film’s promos and posters create a lot of curiosity among the movie buffs. Also the music of the film, especially, the song Bharat Mata Ki Jai has become a rage.

There’s no doubt about Rowdy Rathore’s humongous success. The Prabhu Deva production has turned out to be one of the biggest money spinners of the year. Akki’s action-thriller has done very well at BO. It netted Rs 46 crore in the first four days after its release and Rs 80 crore till date. But with Dibaker’s much anticipated and realistic film releasing today, it is being speculated that Rowdy Rathore’s collections might suffer.

This weekend is going to be a game changer for sure. With a clear divide of the genres and two different choices available, which movie would you like to catch this weekend, Akki’s masala entertainer or Dibakar’s refreshingly different take on India’s socio-political scene?