By Abid, Glamsham Editorial
Despite the fact that the opening day was quite dull, the two main releases of last Friday, AATMA and RANGREZZ, managed decent weekends, and held on even on the dreaded Monday, though the numbers are not something to shout about.
As per the trade inputs, Suparn Verma's Bipasha-Nawazuddin starrer, AATMA, has netted around 6.50 crore (including the paid previews) during the first 4-days, while Priyadarshan's Jackky Bhagnani venture, RANGREZZ, has managed 5 crore (including paid previews) during the same period.
Given the low budget of AATMA, the film is likely to tipple over to the positive side of fulcrum, but unfortunately the same cannot be said about the more expensive (more so due to the 5-crore 'Gangnum' style!) RANGREZZ. But with Holi celebrations already on, both the films are likely to benefit more than what they could have hoped for in a normal week.
Meanwhile, the real winner of March is Subhash Kapoor's JOLLY L.L.B., starring Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao and Boman Irani. The film added another 5 crore during the second weekend, thus netting 24 crore in 10-days, and given the all-inclusive 14-15 crore cost the film is sure to end up as a semi-hit.