Kareena’s ‘Milenge Milenge’ opens better than ‘Main Aurr Mrs Khanna’

July 14, 2010

Milenge Milenge kareena kapoor 200x150It was a foregone conclusion that Milenge Milenge won’t have much going for it as far as critics were concerned. When even new age love stories find quite some criticism coming their way, it was impossible for Milenge Milenge to go unscathed, more so because it was a film completed half a decade back and secondly, had its reference points in Serendipity. With the lead pair (Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor) also choosing to go mum about the film, it was all left to destiny, something which augured well with the theme of the film.

As it happened, destiny did ensure eventually that the film wasn’t really a washout as many would have expected (and perhaps). Believe it or not, the film took a far better opening than Kareena Kapoor’s Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna with Salman Khan and Shahid Kapoor’s own Chance Pe Dance. Of course, this doesn’t mean that there is a hit in the offing here. But still, for a film to make a reasonably decent impression at the box office sans any support system does make for a good argument that Bollywood is indeed as unpredictable as it gets.

Reason for a decent opening is also due to the fact that large number of prints was circulated in the market which means that occupancy wasn’t quite a problem here. Quick money is the need of the hour and as it appears to be the case now, possibility of a 10 crore first week cannot be ruled out. Of course, you do expect much more from a Shahid-Kareena film but then one has to look at economics here. For producer Boney Kapoor the film would have cost lot lesser when he made it in 2005. Now that he has sold the movie for a pittance for theatrical distribution and has got a major sum for satellite rights, ‘Milenge Milenge’ could well turn out to be a surprise plus of the season.

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