The film is set to release this Friday...
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will soon be seen Omung Kumar's Sarbjit and we have to say that we are eagerly waiting for it to release this Friday. The biopic is based on Sarabjit Singh's (played by Randeep Hooda) life, a farmer mistaken to be an Indian spy, captured by the Pakistani army and executed many years later. The struggle of Sarabjit's sister - Dalbir Kaur (played by Ash) forms the crux of this film. The film was recently screened at Cannes and we hear that it good some decent reviews too. So as the film hits the screens this Friday, we ask our trade experts about the fate of the film in India...
Talking about the film's buzz in India, trade analyst and Editor of Supercinema Amul Mohan revealed, "Expectations are good. I treat Sarbjit as a comeback for Aishwarya and not the other film (Jazbaa), whatever that was. I think this film is much better and there is a lot of performance in it. Plus there is this whole angle of it being a biopic, which has been the flavour of the year right now, so it ticks a lot of boxes. The anticipation of this film is high and they had a decent outing at Cannes too. They got fairly decent reviews over there, so that's only going to add to the push they get get in India."
Exhibitor and distributor Akshaye Rathi said, "It's a story about a person whose life was revealed through the newspapers and kicking an angle of patriotism into a film like that, makes it very exciting. While it doesn't boast of a huge star cast, the fact that it is the story of Sarabjit Singh and our generations has heard and read about him in the news, it becomes a potentially exciting story."
When asked about the money riding on the film and the box office estimates, Amul said, "It's in the same zone as Neerja and Airlift coz it has an inherent patriotic feel to it, which Azhar didn't have. So, Sarbjit will have a similar kind of outlook, in terms of patriotic scenario and so the movie might do better. It's a smartly made movie and it is not expensive at all. I feel it is made a decent budget."
Akshaye also further mentioned about the estimated collection and the film's budget, "Doesn't seem like there is a massive amount riding on the film. Looking at the kind of film it is, Sarbjit should do well in the multiplexes and the North, particularly in Punjab. I think it should be able to comfortably recover its money and earn well. Honestly, I have no idea about the cost of production (CoP) of the film, but it should be around the range of Rs 20 crore. The landed cost must be in the range of Rs 25-28 crore. I think it should certainly make Rs 4 crore on day one and through the weekend, if the film is nice and I am amusing that it is nice, it will grow on Saturday and Sunday, resulting in a weekend of Rs 16-18 crore."
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