The kind of atmosphere against Lal Singh Chaddha, almost never in the history of Indian cinema has shown such strong opposition to a film. The result was that the film, which is described as the best for multiplexes, faced outright rejection. While Aamir’s movie was said as the biggest movie of the year made in Bollywood. Neither the film got good reviews nor were its cast, crew, and creators praised. It is historic to sit at the movie box office. Investors of the big budget movie are facing huge losses. Aamir is also said to be in shock due to the business failure.
Bollywood Hungama quoted a close friend of Aamir and his ex-wife Kiran Rao in a report: “Aamir worked hard and tried his best to make the best version of Forrest Gump. The way the film was rejected, it deeply hurt me. It is”. On the other hand, comes the news that distributors have also faced huge losses due to the destruction of the film in theaters. Bollywood Hungama in the same report speculated that in view of the loss caused by Lal Singh Chaddha, the film’s distributors may seek compensation from the filmmakers to make up for the loss.
So far no official initiative has been seen by the distributors to demand compensation. But the possibility of dealers seeking help in the form of compensation from manufacturers to make up for losses cannot be ruled out. Anyway, this has happened in Bollywood before Lal Singh Chaddha. When big movies have flopped, some producers have also shared in the loss of distributors. Especially when Salman Khan’s multi-star drama Race 3 did not perform as expected, so Salman made a public announcement to share the distributors’ losses. Perhaps a similar update may appear in the future for Lal Singh Chaddha, made on a budget of Rs 180 crore.
Laal Singh Chaddha is produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao and Viacom 18. The film is the official Hindi remake of Forrest Gump, whose story is written by Atul Kulkarni and directed by Secret Superstar’s Advait Chandan.
Aamir Khan is shocked by Lal Singh Chaddha’s bad business dealings.
Even Rs 40 crore was not earned in four days, trend says Rs 100 crore would be earned
Laal Singh Chaddha was released on Thursday. The film had a long weekend from Thursday to Monday. In this, three days i.e. Thursday (Raksha Bandhan), Sunday (weekly holiday) and Monday (Independence Day) were public holidays across the country. The film earned only 11.70 crore on the first day, 7.26 crore on the second day, 9 crore on the third day and 10 crore on the fourth day. In this way, India’s film business is only Rs 37.96 crore in four days. If you add in Monday’s estimated earnings on Extend Weekend, then Aamir Khan’s film doesn’t seem to come close to Rs 50 crore.
Considering the Aamir Khan brand, the festive atmosphere and the scale of the film, the collection is said to be disappointing. After the weekend box office clears, there is a discussion in the business circle that Lal Singh Chaddha’s lifetime business will not exceed Rs 80 crore. This is the worst compilation of a movie in the last ten years in the actor’s career. Where, 100 crore was expected from the film in 5 days. His latest flop, Thugs of Hindostan, also earned Rs 123 crore on the weekend.
Pan India was released, the film was expected to hang in theaters for months.
Lal Singh Chaddha was published in Hindi and South Indian languages. According to Pinkvilla, the film was released on more than 3,500 screens in the domestic market, including Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. There were about ten thousand shows. Since the beginning of the year, Aamir Khan had started promoting the film. While the pre-booking report was very good up until several days before launch. As of three or four days before the release, Lal Singh Chaddha had earned Rs 8 crore from the pre-booking.
Based on the advance booking, screening and showing of the film, it was believed that Lal Singh Chaddha would open with Rs 14-18 crore. But when the film was released in a better environment, the public did not even go to the theater. In some theaters, the condition was even such that the shows could not start due to lack of public. The second day the news of the reduction of more than 1300 performances jumped to the fore, later, due to the total audience, the screenings of Aamir’s film were reduced. Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan was also released along with Lal Singh Chaddha. However, the box office for Akshay’s film was also devastated. The good thing for Akshay is that the budget of his film is less than 70 million rupees. And the film will be successful in extracting cost through theaters and OTT.
By the way, it cannot be said that both films were damaged by the crash. There have been many great showdowns in Bollywood. But many times it has been seen that both films caught in the clash did good business. An example can be given from the film Lagaan by Aamir Khan and Gadar Ek Prem Katha by Sunny Deol. Both films were appreciated by the audience and both films achieved commercial success.
The box office mandate is clear. Lal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan have been rejected by viewers.