'English Vinglish' Netts 21 Crores
By Joginder Tuteja, MovieTalkies.com, 12 October 2012
Though English Vinglish couldn't quite gather as much steam as OMG Oh My God! did a week ago, it still did much better than many other films, both big and small, that have been mere weekend wonders. The Sridevi starrer showed minimal fall on weekdays and stayed stable at the box office, hence resulting in collections of around 21 crores. This is a good total for the film which, till the day of release, could well have been looking at this number as its lifetime total.
The film will now cross the 30 crore mark for sure and even 35 crore looks possible. However, with Aiyyaa
carrying good reports, OMG Oh My God!
proving to be mighty competition week after week and Student Of The Year
arriving next week, 50 crore total for this Gauri Shinde
directed film is out of question. The battle has been comfortably won but the war is still challenging enough.
The film's biggest win though is the kind of appreciation that it has garnered despite the fact that it had an unconventional title, theme and promotion. Expect English Vinglish to do quite well on satellite as well as the DVD circuit.
On the other hand Kismet Love Paisa Dilli
could hardly rise from the severe backlash it suffered within hours of its release. The Sanjay Khanduri
directed affair was simply crushed and with other films doing quite strong in theatres, it didn't stand much chance beyond the weekdays either. After this huge flop, Vivek Oberoi
would have his eyes set on Valentines Day release Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story
which is expected to bring him back in the reckoning.