Can ‘Khiladi 786’ outdo ‘Talaash’ in final box office numbers?

First part of the weekly special ‘Ask Joginder’. Film critic and trade analyst Joginder Tuteja answers 5 questions from Indicine readers.

Do you see audience fatigue kicking in? Would it not be difficult for the audience to turn out in huge numbers for ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, ‘Son Of Sardaar’, ‘Talaash’, ‘Khiladi 786’ and ‘Dabangg 2’ given they release so close to each other? – Taha

  • Excess of entertainment is never bad, especially in the last quarter of the year when there are festivities and celebrations all around. Moreover, when the films are indeed entertaining, audience don’t mind stepping in theatres week after week. It has been proven a number of times. So yes, each of the aforementioned films is guaranteed to take very big opening at the box office.

Can ‘Special Chabbis’ cross 100 crores and regain Akshay Kumar’s spot in the big league and win him a Best Actor award since it is a drama based on real life heist? – Amar Talla

  • Popular award and real life drama don’t really have a correlation. Also, in any case, Akshay Kumar doesn’t make films for fetching awards; they are an added bonus. He doesn’t have to ‘regain’ spot in the big league as he is already there. As for ‘Special Chabbis’ crossing the 100 crore mark, it would be redundant by the time of film’s release since Bollywood would have already seen five more films entering the club – ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, ‘Son Of Sardaar’, ‘Talaash’, ‘Khiladi 786’ and ‘Dabangg 2’. The stakes would be even higher.

Why is Shahid kapoor so obsessed with his physique and bodybuilding? I never read about Ranbir, Ranveer, Imran, Emraan or Arjun doing some body building or making six-packs, but I am reading news about Shahid’s bodybuilding for various roles. Do you feel that he’s trying a bit too hard and often falling flat on his face? Do you think he is trying to emulate Aamir Khan who is so far ahead of him in every sense? Why can’t he simply concentrate on character of the role rather than physique? – Asim

  • Hmmpph, too many questions! To structure this a little better, to begin with nothing that Shahid is currently doing suggests that he is trying to go an Aamir way. As for him focusing on his physique then well, something has to be fed to audience when an actor is waiting for a right project to start. After ‘Mausam’ and ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’, no news would have been bad news. As for concentrating on his character, he is an able actor. It is a matter of picking a right script and this is the reason why there was a long wait before ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’ and ‘Namak’ were announced, both of which are looking good on paper.

What is the maximum business a film can do (in present conditions) having full star power, excellent response and hit music? – ARQAM

  • This is a very hypothetical question as so many factors go into making a film successful. If star-power and music were the only criteria then we would have had far bigger number of successes! Also, by ‘excellent response’ I presume that you mean response towards the First Look. However, to still answer your question, taking into other considerations a holiday period as well as solo release along with aforementioned factors, it is possible for a film to fetch 80 crores 3 day weekend just in India.

How much can ‘Talaash’ fetch at the Box Office as just a week later ‘Khiladi 786’ is coming which has a brilliant response and is creating a great buzz. Can ‘Khiladi 786’ outdo ‘Talaash’ in final numbers? – Abhishek

  • ‘Talaash’ would be arriving more than two weeks after ‘Son of Sardaar’ and ‘Jab Tak Jai Jaan’ which means audience would be waiting to catch a flick by then. Moreover this is Aamir’s first commercial release in three years. While the opening would be humungous, it would further enjoy great run till ‘Dabangg 2’ release. To enjoy three weeks of run with only one film (Khiladi 786) as competition in the times when two biggies (JTJH v/s SOS) are clashing with each other is any day a better preposition. To answer your question, both films would open well and the final total would be based on the actual content, not reputations.

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  • Akshay kumar going to rule at box office.
    Despite facing challenge against talaash and dabangg 2, k-786 would be 160+ crores.
    special 26 will be definately 150+ crore movie.
    And if ouatim2 has solo release it might be 220+ crores.
    Namm hai boss 180+ crores
    thuppaki temake 200+ crores
    hera pheri 4 200+ crore
    ramana remake 200+ crores
    namastey london 2 200+ crores
    singh is kinng 2 220+ crores
    housefull 3 220+ crores
    welcome back 250+ crores.

  • Jab tak hai jaan is looking the best among the lot. And khiladi 786 will overtake talaash. And then dabang2 wl rock

  • Jab tak hai jaan already showing muscle power to son of sardar.
    Releasing almost 2700 screens is far better with clash of two film n also more single screen than bolbachan, and 1k plus more screen sos.
    So way is clear n ready to jthj fever

  • ‘review on b-town superstars fans’
    sallu fans : record opening, highst grosser domestically
    srkians: overseas, likes, views
    aamir fanz: quality film, critical reception
    akians: selfmade superstar, akki going to rule BO next.
    Anti sallu fans: crap movie, crap script
    anti srk fans: lower collections or srk movies
    anti aamir: i think there is no anti aamir fan.
    Anti akki fans: joker 20 crore, joker 20 crore

  • Top superstars stardom wise
    1 salman
    2 srk
    3 akshay
    4 aamir
    5 hrithik
    top superstars acting wise
    1 irfan khan
    2 srk
    3 akshay
    4 hrithik
    5 manoj bajpae

  • Top superstars stardom wise
    1 salman
    2 srk
    3 akshay
    4 aamir
    5 hrithik
    top superstars acting wise
    1 srk
    2 akshay
    3 aamir
    4 irfan khan
    5 hrithik

  • Top superstars physiques wise
    1 hrithik
    2 salman
    3 aamir
    4 akshay
    5 srk
    top superstars fitness wise
    1 akshay
    2 srk
    3 hrithik
    4 aamir
    5 salman
    (fitness wise salman on 5th bcoz he is not married yet, and he has health problems)

  • Highest grossers of this year
    i think no one will beat ett record, jthj may break if it has solo release. D2 has chanc.e
    1/2 ett 185 crores
    1/2 daangg 2 185 crores
    3 jthj 175 crores
    4 k-786 and talash both will be around 165+ crores
    5 rowdy rathore 135
    6 son of sardar 125
    7 agneepath 120
    8 housefull 2 115 crors
    9 barfi 111 crore
    10 bol bachan 102 crore

  • Top action superstars
    1 akshay
    2 salman
    3 hrithik
    4 ajay
    5 srk
    top romantic superstars
    1 srk
    2 akshay
    3 salman
    4 hrithik
    5 ajay
    top drama/quality superstars
    1 aamir
    2 srk
    3 akshay
    4 hrithik
    5 irfan khan

  • Most profitable movies of the year
    1 omg budget 18 crore BO 85 crore
    2 kahaani budget 8 crore BO 65 crore
    3 vicky donor budget 5 crore bo 46 crore
    4 barfi bugdet 25 crore BO 110 crore
    5 rowdy rathore budget 35 crore bo 135 crore

  • Dear frends… Its i very know dewali clash with srk what happen in pass … U weel know about mission kashmir, chotey miyan bade miya,, latest sanwariya… Srk always rule….

  • Srk have three moveis more than 200 crore gross worldwide
    1st ra one
    2nd don 2
    3rd my name is khan
    and sk hav only 1 ett
    and amir us one 3 idiots…
    Record is in favour of srk……

  • Top upcoming highest grosser
    1 krrish 3 260+ crores
    2 dhoom 3 240+ crores
    3 outim2 230+ crores
    4 chennai express 210+ crores
    5 sher khan/kick 200+ crores

  • Srk never done any south remake movie becouse he love his audians as he always say…. But waht about amir,salman, akshay ans ajay… U all know they are starr or superstar due to soouth remake movie… Srk again won the race

  • @karan4611;
    yet i m not sallu fan but telling u truth
    salman has 2 films 200+ crores
    dabangg 215 crore
    bodygaurd 230 crore
    and 1 300+ crore
    ett 307 crore

  • One more thing u can compare amir with srk becouse of his great deliver tare jamin par,rang de basanti and 3 idiots, but salman, ajay, akshay,,, shame on u guy,,… Dont make amir and srk…. Any comparision with all thrree… They three are chor….

  • its not fare to biggies to clash.
    jthj sos eating 20-30crs of each other.
    also the fan much negatives against each other.

    talking about talaash vs k786.
    k786 effect on talaash. so its 30-40cr affected on talaash. and dabangg 2 effect on k786 upto 15cr .

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