QnA Session

The extended live QnA Session is over now.

You can discuss the answeres and write your feedback in the comments section. We will see you next week.

Q. Why don’t the trailers of Akshay Kumar films gather that many views on You Tube?


Ans. His one film is playing in theaters, second’s trailer is released on YouTube and third’s first look is out at the same time. Too much fun.


Q. Look like Sons of Sardar will not release on Diwali 2017, Do you think we will see the clash of Robot2 vs Imtiaz Ali next on Diwali 17?


Ans. We reported the same about the delay of Sons of Sardar, Ajay Devgn’s production team denied saying it will release on Diwali 2017. Imtiaz Ali’s next can release on Independence Day 2017 too. Let’s see.


Q. How many screens will Sultan get in India?


Ans. About 5000


Q. Can we saw Dangal teaser with MJD?


Ans. Yes, there will be something from Dangal coming in August.


Q. What was the response of Mohanjodaro trailer?


Ans. The trailer was good, expectations were higher. Result: Disappointment.


Q. Is there any chance for postponement of Rustom? If then what is the best date according to you?


Ans. There is a slight chance always. Gandhi Jayanti holiday was open earlier but it has been occupied by MS Dhoni Biopic. Still, it can release on that day if the makers are confident. But do remember 5th August is a very bad date for release.


Q. SRK’s best acting performance according to you?


Ans. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na. It was our movie of the week last Sunday.


Q. What is the reason behind under performance of Bollywood movies repeatedly? Is it because of more number of releases every week as compared to regional and Hollywood?


Ans. Now audience like to spend on a big budget better-looking films as ticket prices are higher. Bollywood makers should make more universally appealing films on a grand scale.


Q. Akshay Kumar really signed Jolly LLB 2?


Ans. Akshay likes to hear too many scripts. So whenever a director approaches him for a film, it becomes a news that he has signed the film. Always wait for the official announcement for Akki’s upcoming projects.


Q. Where is your top 10 songs of the week? What’s the response to Sau Tarah Ke song?


Ans. It will be updated on every Monday from now on. Sau Tarah Ke song has become hit. Personal Take: The song looks better in the trailer.


Q. What are your predictions for Winds of Winter (Game of Thrones)?


Ans. Let’s say Cersei will burn King’s Landing and Bran will have a flashback of Tower of Joy that may confirm R + L = J ?


Q. Is Rustom a song less/1 song movie?


Ans. No, there will be 4/5 songs for the film album. Rustom will have a short duration (2 hrs) so all songs may not be part of the film.


Q. Shivaay teaser/trailer release date and budget?


Ans. Shivaay teaser/first look in July. Budget 120 cr


Q. What is the genre of Shivaay?


Ans. It’s time to answer some short questions.

Action, Thriller, History with a tough of religion.


Q. We should have a tracking agency like RENTRAK. Your take?


Ans. Off course, that will settle the debate between trade and producer figures. YRF hired Rentrak for Dhoom 3 for the first time. Vidhu Vinod Chopra Productions have also tied up with Rentrak. They have tracked collections for PK and Wazir.

However, some producers are against the decision. So we don’t think Rentrak will be here in near future. We have Box Office India though who has an accuracy of 90%. With few distributor and exhibitors, we also look forward to box office India for any queries.


Q. Why does Aamir Khan didn’t win the best actor trophy for PK?


Ans. Film awards in India have lost their credibility. They are only held for TRP Ratings and nothing else. Plus Aamir do not attend award functions so they don’t have to consider.


Q. Why is SRK always called the global biggest star? Do u think SRK is media made star in India?


Ans. Excluding box office, it is SRK’s never ending charm and craze since the 90’s that have made him the biggest star. He was the one who introduced Bollywood in overseas. Even his flops in India like Dil Se were big hits in overseas. His films are available on YouTube in Arabic, Spanish, German, Turkish subtitles. His failures are also celebrated and are paid a tribute.

As far Global star is concerned, it is the foreign media like Forbes, CNN, BBC etc that have given him the title.


Q. SRK in Fan, Aamir in PK or Salman in BB, the best acting?


Ans. It is Aamir Khan in PK as he has put a lot of effort in the rule. His look and dialogue delivery was very unique.


Q. Will the rape remark affect sultan collection on opening day?


Ans. Yes, it will effect Sultan big time. Now it will collect 500 rs less as Raja Sen will not watch it.


Q. Looking at the good buzz around Rustom can it be Akshay’s biggest opener occupancy wise in multiplexes?


Ans. No, Mohenjo Daro will be way higher as HR commands a massive following in multiplexes and he is coming back after two years. Akki’s stronghold is single screens and mass centers.


Q. How much Kabali will effect Sultan business?


Ans. Not much. Last year Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan run together for 4-5 weeks and both emerged as a blockbuster. So if content is right, no worry at all. Kabali will also be released in Hindi version and Rajini’s highest grosser in dubbed version is Robot 2 (18 cr).


Q. Is MD vs Rustom still on? Who will be at the loss if the clash happens?


Ans. The clash is very much on. Rustom trailer will be released in the first week of July. The stakes are higher for Mohenjo Daro especially if the content is not up to the mark. Rustom will be able to recover costs even with mixed WOM. But Mohenjo Daro needs something special to do so.


Q. Which will generate more viewership if Sultan is fully commercial or intense movie with proper detailing and emphasizing more on emotion like BB?


Ans. Ali Abbas Zafar is an above average director. So we would go for a commercial film having some fun, romance and action and a runtime of 2 hrs.


Q. If Raees gets a solo release on 26 January, can it pass 30 crore mark?

Ans. Let’s say if Raees was announced to release on 26th Jan 2017 instead of Eid, it would have crossed 30 cr mark easily.


Q. Between Aditya Chopra, Suraj R Barjatya, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali who is a better director and what are their specialities?


Ans. If Aditya Chopra made Baahubali, it will focus on the romance b/w Baahubali and Avanthika and how Kattapa was against their will to marry.

Sooraj Barjatya’s film will be a family friendly where Baahubali, Bhallala Deva, Maharani Devasena and Katappa settles out their differences in a 3 months long wedding celebrations of Baahubali and Avanthika.

Bhansali will have too many dramatic sequences especially b/w Baahubali with his mother and his lover Avanthika.


Q. Sultan is also releasing in South languages. Any update about this?


Ans. It will not make a much of a difference as down South Kabali craze is never seen before. We don’t think any film has a chance to score there until the release of Kabali. Rajinikanth’s film is expected to shatter all opening records.


Q. How much trade will be excited for Dabangg 3? No need for it since D2 underperformed?


Ans. Exactly. This is what Salman felt after the performance of Jai Ho. He took a break from doing masala, sequel, remake films and started to experiment with his roles. That is why Dabangg 3 was postponed to a later date.


Q. Even after epic failures, how do directors like RGV and Anurag Kashyap still pool money for their new movies?


Ans. They have a limited fan club who like their films. General audience has a perception that they will always make niche dark genre film so they do not go to theaters despite the fact whatever film they make.


Q. Can Akshay Kumar now be called the new king of Bollywood like what he did in 2007?


Ans. If Rustom crosses 100 cr, then Akshay will have a unique record of 3 100 cr grossers in a single year. That will be a huge achievement. If other releases did not live up to the high expectations (Sultan, Mohenjo Daro, Dangal), then it will be the year of Akshay.


Q. In this decade 2010, which actor have higher success ratio?



Salman Khan 100%

Aamir Khan 100%

Varun Dhawan 100%

SRK 88%



Q. There will be a lot riding on Ranbir after his contemporary Shahid has given good performance in Udta Punjab. Which movie will really make him bounce back as per acclaim for acting?


Ans. Once Ranbir was compared to Khans and Hrithik and now you have called Shahid as his contemporary. That shows how his reputation has been damaged with back to back flops. He has good projects in his kitty but they are not looking hot box office wise. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will clash with Shivaay, Jagga Jasoos has been in the making since 2014. However, he can make a grand comeback with Sanjay Dutt Biopic.


Q. I am from Pune and here PVR Cinema’s owner said that Sultan is Releasing on 6th July. Is that True?


Ans. Meteorologists have reported that Eid may fall on 6th July. Earlier Pakistani cinemas revealed that Sultan will release on 7th July however now 6th July is the date circulating around everywhere in the trade. It will be an Eid release.


What is the budget of Shivaay?


Ans. The production cost will be in the range of 115-120 cr. (Confirmed by Ajay Devgn)


Q. How are the inside reports of Sultan from your sources?


Ans. Except CBFC, none have watched the film yet. We will let you know soon. There have been reports that it may not be a full-on commercial film.


Q. What is the release date of Dear Zindagi?


Ans. Second half of November 2016.


Q. After Tubelight which are Salman khan upcoming movies?


Ans. Rajkumar Santoshi’s next releasing on Diwali/Christmas 2017.


Q. Which one is more Important BO wise, Nett Collection or Distributer Share?


Ans. For us, it is always nett collection. Distributing price also plays an important part. For example, Dilwale was sold to distributors in 135 cr and TWMR in 30-35 cr. So despite similar lifetime collections, Dilwale distributors have to suffer from huge losses.


Q. What will be the opening day collection of Sultan if it registers 90-95% occupancy in the whole day?


Ans. It depends on the screen count. With 5000 screens and 90% occupancy, Sultan will collect 45 cr+.


Q. Compare the disasters of Salman & Ranbir Kapoor. Whose actor is giving more loss to producers?


Ans. In last 6 years, Salman has not delivered any disaster. Ranbir has only one (Bombay Velvet) in his whole career. Dull phase comes in every actor’s career but Ranbir has acting talent and can bounce back at any time.


Q. Can Rustom earn more then Mohenjo Daro?


Ans. It is unlikely to happen. By the way, you cannot compare both these films as Mohenjo Daro is made on a budget of 150 cr and Rustom at 40 cr. So let’s assume that Rustom collects 70 cr and MD 140 cr. Still, Rustom will be considered a hit and Mohenjo Daro as an average grosser despite collecting double than Rustom.


19 comments on “QnA Session”

  1. Udta punjab Budget is 48C+,at what figure(nett) this movies called as HIT?

    PS: it won't get much overseas/Satellite collection

  2. @bollyarenea:akkis last few films like baby,airlift and hf3 all performed well in multiplexes then how can u say that he commands strong fan base only in ss and mass centres.no doubt he has more fan following in mass centres and his films are performing well in multiplexes as well.

    1. Looks like sites like indicine and bollyarena are on someone's payroll...!!!
      Mjd will be Hrithik first movie in 4 years to release on a normal Friday...
      Let's see how much it collects...
      All these sites are degrading Rustom from the day clash has been announced..

  3. YouTube views for Akshay Kumar film's since 2014
    Holiday 8m+
    Entertainment 6m+
    Baby 9 million
    Gib 5m+
    Sib 6m+
    Airlift's teaser 7.7m (nearing 8million)
    Trailer 7m+
    Housefull 3 17m+
    And haters say his movies doesn't get that many Yt views...!!!

  4. @Bollyarena Kindly explain how the budget of rustom is only 40cr . Akshay's salary itself is 40cr

  5. Q. Will the rape remark affect sultan collection on opening day?

    Ans. Yes, it will effect Sultan big time. Now it will collect 500 rs less as Raja Sen will not watch it.

    Lol hilarious reply..? rofl rofl
    Hats of to you guys...

  6. Dabangg 2 underperformed really?
    It made business of 150cr+ domestically while the cop was just 45cr. 150cr barrier crossed by few films at that time.

    1. Yeah.. It did make money and crossed 150 something. But must admit.. It was along with Jai ho.. Two poorly made films.
      Salmans brothers should stay away from direction and concentrate on production only. They only should know that they aren't good at it and make Salman a scapegoat

  7. I just luved the raja Sen wit :D
    So if u go to see, Sultan will collect 3799999500 cr. Why aren't u watching Sultan.. Raja Sen,???
    He has made a mockery out of himself :D

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