In India its the leading men who get audiences to theaters during the initial weekend. But Ashutosh Gowariker’s Whats Your Rashee starring Harman Baweja lacked star-value and was expected to pick up, with good word of mouth, after the slow start on Friday.
And that’s exactly what happened, the movie started very slow (30 – 40%) and picked up during the weekend at multiplexes (60%), but unfortunately the audience verdict is a big thumbs down, which should result in a mighty drop in collections on Monday. Here are some reasons why
- The runtime (3 and half hours) has come in for immense criticism. Gone are the days when only a 3 hour+ movie was considered value for money. There is news that the runtime would be reduced by upto 15 mins, about 3 – 4 songs would probably be chopped off. Dont think its gonna help.
- Wanted continues to be the first choice for movie goers, atleast on single screens where Whats your Rashee has opened to a dismal response.
- Also according to the makers, the female audience is supposedly enjoying the film more than the males.
The drop on Monday seems inevitable and Whats Your Rashee should be Gowariker’s first critical and commercial failure in a long long time. Lagaan and Jodha Akbar did good business, while Swades was critically acclaimed but was a box office disaster.