The BIGGEST clash of the year is here...
Akshay Kumar's Rustom and Hrithik Roshan's Mohenjo Daro are two of the most anticipated films of the year as a lot of money is riding on each of them. However, both these biggies are set to clash at the box office as they release on August 12. Though both the films have different genres ( Rustom is a film based on the Nanavati case, Mohenjo Daro is a period love story set during the Indus civilisation), it looks like they will hamper each other's collections as they clash. If you remember, last year a similar situation played out when Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani clashed. Between these two biggies, Bajirao Mastani outperformed Dilwale. So who will outperform the other - Rustom or Mohenjo Daro?
To get an idea of the competition, we took a look at a few factors, before the release of the films, to see which film won in round one of the competition...
# Time of completion
The first factor that we are taking into consideration is the time of completion. Though
completed their shoot on April 9 and Mohenjo Daro Rustom on April 15, Akshay just took 45 days to finish the film, while Hrithik took 101 days. Thus, Akki emerged as a clear winner.
Score: Rustom 1 Mohenjo Daro 0
The second factor we are looking at is the number of views the films' trailers have received. Here again we see
Rustom beating Mohenjo Daro hands down. Even though the latter released their trailer on June 20, it has received 12.76 million views till now. On the other hand, the former film released its trailer on June 29 and still managed to receive 13.54 million views.
Score: Rustom 2 Mohenjo Daro 0 VIDEO
# First Song
The third factor we are looking at is the number of views the first song of both the films got.
released Rustom Tere Sang Yaara on July 5 and managed to garner 14.39 million views, while Mohenjo Daro released Tu Hai on July 6, which only managed to garner 10.53 million views.
Score: Rustom 3 Mohenjo Daro 0 VIDEO
# Audio jukebox
Lastly, we looks at the number of views the full audio jukebox has managed to garner.
Mohenjo Daro released their audio track on July 5 and garnered 731K views, while Rustom put out their jukebox on July 13, which has only garnered 387K views. Finally, Hrithik gets one point!
Final Score: Rustom 3 Mohenjo Daro 1 VIDEO
Verdict: Akshay Kumar's Rustom BEATS Hrithik Roshan's Mohenjo Daro to win round one hands down. However, this is just the first round and anything can happen when the films release. Content is KING and that will decide the outcome of this battle. So stay tuned till August 12. Till then tell us about your thoughts about Akshay's win over Hrithik in round one in the comments section below!
(The number of views were compiled at 12.00 am on August 08, 2016)
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