Our Question and Answer section has become quite popular. We receive hundreds of questions every single day, but cannot answer all of them. The problem is, while most questions are repetitive, we cannot answer several others that are too specific (like questions on release date), too personal or funny!
So here’s introducing a fun new QnA section called the rapid-fire round. 10-12 questions with quick to-the-point answers. Through this section, we hope to entertain you too, but we do not mean to offend stars or their fans!
Q. If SRK’s Fan releases September this year (Bakri Eid) will it cross 300 crore? As Singh Is Bling, Rocky Handsome will release after 1 week?
A. It’s funny how people throw around these numbers. Only one film in the history of Indian Cinema has crossed 300 crore and it took nearly 3 open weeks (without any other major release) to do so.
Q. Shahrukh, Aamir, Salman.. who is the best actor and who is Indicine biased towards?
A. Irrfan Khan.
Q. Can Avengers 2 break the record created by Furious 7 in Indian Box Office?
A. It will be difficult. ‘Fast and Furious’ is a popular franchise in India and the emotion around Paul Walker’s unfortunate and untimely death, helped the film big time.
Q. Can you tell me 11 day total box office collection of ‘Gabbar Is Back’?
A. We do not have astrologers in our team. Yes, #IndicineFBO has been accurately predicting opening day collections, but that involves a lot of research.
Q. Who has a better comic timing? Aamir or Akshay? I like both of them but still want to know your opinion.
A. We’d pick Akshay Kumar. He’s been terrific in comedy films. Loved Aamir in films like Andaz Apna Apna and Ishq too.
Q. What maybe the saturation level at which the number of screens stop increasing?
A. India is a huge country and we are one of the most under-screened countries in the world! United States has 129 screens per million, Europe has around 42 per million and India only has about 13 screens per million people. About 150-200 new screens are coming up every year, so the screen count should continue to increase!
Q. Did Aamir Khan deserved the Best Actor award for following films… Ghajni (Hrithik- Jodha Akbar), 3 Idiots (Amitabh- Paa), PK (Shahid- Haider)?
A. Aamir was absolutely brilliant in PK. Flawless performance. Award-deserving for sure, but Shahid was terrific in Haider too.
Q. Why don’t Bollywood big stars and big production houses try a hand at horror flicks?
A. Horror films have a very limited market in India. The biggest of horror blockbusters had to sell sex to do well at mass centres.
Q. Which film out of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Dilwale, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is biggest contender of highest grosser of the year?
A. On paper, Dilwale is easily the biggest film. Huge star cast, Rohit Shetty as director, universal appeal and best release period of the year.
Q. What things would add up for making Bombay Velvet’s opening huge?
A. Nothing from what we have seen so far, trailers and promos haven’t worked. But Bombay Velvet should still take a decent opening because of Ranbir Kapoor.