Bobby Sidhu's Box Office Prediction for Batti Gul Meter Chalu

Last week in my article where I predicted the box office fate (failure) of Manmarziyaan, people were quick to jump on my prediction. People questioned how I could predict the fate of the film just based largely on the poor box office track record of director Anurag Kashyap and actor Abhishek Bachchan. They felt it was unfair and that I wasn’t giving them a fair chance.

In my defence, my reasoning was that if a director hasn’t been able to entertain the majority of the Indian audience over a span of 15 years, how will that change with his next film? Similarly for Abhishek, who hasn’t delivered a solo box office hit in over a decade.

Alas, the results are to be seen! The writing was on the wall on Friday morning itself, when there were hardly any viewers that went to watch the film, and from those few, only half of them liked the film. As things stand today, the film’s collections fell on Monday from the already low levels, and the film is indeed heading for ‘Flop’ verdict at the box office.

Okay, enough about last week’s release…..onto this week’s release!


Let’s start with some positivity. The key players associated with this film are all returning from glorious box office results. Shahid Kapoor returns to the big screen after one of the biggest Blockbusters this year, Padmaavat. Shraddha Kapoor is back after the major box office hit Stree, which released just a few weeks ago. The captain of the ship, director Shree Narayan Singh returns after delivering the Super Hit, Toilet Ek Prem Katha.


With so much positivity, there is another big one: the fact that the theatrical trailer of the film was well-appreciated by viewers. The subject of the film is one that will appeal to a large section of moviegoers in India. The problems shown dealing with electricity will carry more appeal for the audience at the smaller centres than the audience in the bigger centres. Also, the presentation of the film is quite mass-appealing.


That is not to say, however, that the film won’t carry appeal for the audience in bigger centres….it will! Director Shree Narayan Singh’s last film Toilet Ek Prem Katha also seemed to have subject matter that would largely appeal to just the audience in smaller centres, but the film found universal acceptance. I think something similar will happen here with this film, in terms of appreciation.

Overall, this one will be a winner at the box office!

My prediction of Batti Gul Meter Chalu’s overall box office verdict: Hit


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9 comments on “Bobby Sidhu's Box Office Prediction for Batti Gul Meter Chalu”

  1. Total budget with cost and PA of batti gul is 40cr. So it won't be that hard to be a hit ,all it needs is some appreciation which the relevant subject and the director will cover only problem is over actor shahid who is trying to hard lol.

    As for kashyup there is a saying said by Raj kapoor ( I m a filmmaker, I make films for the people and I should never forget that). Kashyup can tell a story but it looks like he makes the movies for himself or a small section of people never for the people in general. 10 out of his 13 movies have less than 1 million footfalls, and the rest 3 is not great but barely below avg with gow 2 being the highest with just 35lakh footfalls. Anurag basu and imtiaz may be flop directors but they have a movie which have over 1cr footfalls and theirs footfalls per movie is much higher than kashyup whose avg per movie seems below 1 MIL footfalls, even useless visual has far more avg footfalls than him. Kashyup kubthak apni manmarziya Karti raho gay.

  2. This sites has become one of the most boring ones..previously sites like indicine bollyarena did q and a..which were quite good..I hope they bring it back..

    1. After the retirement of indicine. Bollyarena lost their interest. Or else BA was fighting it out with Indicine team bigtime in those days.

  3. 2.0 1st day 12cr + 2nd day 14cr + 3rd day 16cr + 1st weekend 35cr+
    lifetime 130cr +
    verdict blockbuster of all time

  4. Bobby! Just predicting the verdict is not enough! You should predict opening and boxoffice of films!!

  5. First things first you got trolled for manmarziyan so what the reason manmarziyan flopped was it still had Anurag Kashyap quirks which really pee people off like the twins dancing in every good damn song sex references every half hour mainstream audience have matured

  6. Nobody expects the prediction to be 100% correct all the time. There is no need to get so worked up because of that.

    Manmarziyan is made on a lower budget so a lower appreciation will also work in its favor. If it was a good movie it would have worked irrespective of who is the director. Audiences are more mature now.

    Batti gul has a good topic but Shahid seems over the top, and it will flop as well.

    Your predictions should include these factors as well

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