Baadshaho is one of the big releases of the week, the other being Shubh Mangal Saavdhan. It is a heist thriller starring Ajay Devgn in the lead, with Emraan Hashmi, Ileana D'Cruz, Esha Gupta, Vidyut Jammwal, Sanjay Mishra, Sharad Kelkar and Priyanshu Chatterjee in the cast as well. The movie is directed by Milan Luthria who has earlier given hits like Kachche Dhaage, Taxi No 9 2 11, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai and The Dirty Picture. Baadshaho is a heist thriller set during the Emergency period in the seventies and is about how a group of thugs manages to steal gold from a government armoury.
The trailers have been very impressive and the songs are ruling the charts. So it is no wonder that the movie is off to a flying start at the box office. In UAE, where Baadshaho was released a day before, it collected around Rs 3.84 crore from 75 screens, as per trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Here's what he had tweeted, "#Baadshaho takes a FLYING START in UAE-GCC... Thu [approx] $ 600,000 [₹ 3.84 cr] on 75 screens... Biz expected to multiply on Fri and Sat." Also read: Ajay Devgn spills beans on Baadshaho co-stars Ileana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta’s catfight – watch video
It is expected of Baadshaho to get such a good start at the box office, as the audience always had a soft spot for multi-starrer action entertainers. But we have to see how Baadshaho will perform in India over the weekend, since it failed to get better reviews compared to its Friday competitor, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.
Here's what our review said about Baadshaho - "Overall, the film is an opportunity lost, despite Ajay Devgn’s aura, Emraan Hashmi’s charisma and Ileana D’Cruz’s great performance, it’s a botched up job at best."
So what do you think? Will Baadshaho manage to better some of the big movies of the year box office wise?
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