’83’, based on India’s first World Cup victory, was shown to film critics even before its release. Almost all the good reviews have come out so far. The reviews are very strong and positive. Critics have found the lead in Kabir Khan’s Ranveer Singh to live up to the hype and have wholeheartedly praised the actors’ making and acting. The film will open on December 24 on Christmas weekend. There seems to be a growing apprehension of the Omicron threat ahead of its release. Meanwhile, estimates are also coming out of having won 83 at the box office on the first day. Based on the scale of the film, it can be called disappointing.
According to different trade reports, Ranveer Singh’s star film-Deepika Padukone can pull out a collection of 12-13 million rupees on the first day. 83 has been carried out on a large scale. Based on the scale of the film, the opening of 12 million rupees will be considered less. According to the scale, the film should open at least above 25 million rupees, which is not visible at this time. Sooryavanshi, Spiderman No Way Home, and Pushpa The Rise performed better than expected. Based on the shared screen, the opening movie collection on the first day was also very good.
Ranveer Singh is in the role of Kapil Dev.
The Christmas weekend has been considered the most important holiday season in Bollywood so far. In the last decade, many important movies in Bollywood history have been released this season. The earnings from the movies are historic. Looking at the old Christmas record and the 83 scale, the first day’s earnings can be considered insufficient. Interestingly, 83 was completed a long time ago. The premiere was also scheduled twice, but due to the epidemic, the film could not be shown in theaters. Producers stuck to the theatrical release.
Meanwhile, the way Omicron variant cases are suddenly on the rise in many large cities and states including Delhi, Mumbai and the government’s position on this, the possibility of their impact on the film in the future cannot be ruled out. In many places, public mobilization, strict night curfew, etc. They are held on the occasion of Christmas and New Years. Theaters can also be closed in the modified environment. If something like this happens, then what the creators of 83 were trying to avoid until now, they may have to face.
Bollywood will face a huge loss if Omicron variant cases increase.
Regardless, due to the pandemic, only 50 percent of the audience capacity is allowed in cinemas that are already on the Maharashtra circuit. The way Omicron noise is heard, if its effect is still widespread, then not only 83, but also movies coming in the near future will have to suffer heavy losses. There are reports that the peak of the Omicron variant will be in the months of January and February. Jersey in Akhir in December, RRR in January (January 7), Radhe Shyam (January 14), Prithviraj (January 21), Gangubai Kathiawadi (February 18), Jayeshbhai Jordar (February 25), Bachchan Pandey (4 March), Shamshera (February 4) Great movies will be released as March 18) and Bhool Bhulaiya Do (March 25).
In the following months, more than three dozen films large and small will be released by the end of 2022, including Lal Singh Chaddha. If the cases of Omicron variants increase further, their effect will continue for the next few months. (Click here to read in detail how the Omicron variant can harm Bollywood.)
With the opening of ’83, it looks like Ranveer won’t be able to beat his own Christmas record.
By the way, before the release of Christmas Week 83, it was very good for Bollywood. In recent years, many of the best movies in Bollywood history were released this weekend and their earnings were remarkable. Many of these movies are box office hits. The biggest star of Christmas is Aamir Khan. Among the highest grossing films released at Christmas are Aamir Khan’s Dangal (387.38 cr), PK (340.8 cr), 3 Idiots (202.50 cr), Ghajini (114 cr), Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai (339.25 cr) Dabangg 2 (156.50 cr) cr), Dhoom 3 by Aamir-Abhishek-Uday Chopra (284 cr), Us by Ranveer Singh (240.31 cr), Good Newwz by Akshay Kumar (205.14 cr), Bajirao Mastani by Ranveer-Deepika (188 cr)), Don 2 of Shahrukh (107 crore)).