Sanjay Gupta’s motion drama, Mumbai Saga, headed by John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi, has failed to usher in the viewers to the theatres through the weekdays given the surge within the COVID-19 circumstances. While the film managed to usher in the bucks over the weekend, incomes Rs 2.40 crore on Saturday and Rs 3.52 crore on Sunday, it began seeing a lower as the brand new week started.It dipped even additional on Thursday with a collection of simply Rs 80 lakh, taking the whole earnings of the film to Rs 13.43 crore.
Film commerce analyst Taran Adarsh feels the film ‘underperformed’ regardless of a ‘positive word of mouth’. He tweeted, “#MumbaiSaga underperforms, despite positive word of mouth… The #Hindi markets – #Maharashtra specifically – are affected due to #Covid19 pandemic… Fri 2.82 cr, Sat 2.40 cr, Sun 3.52 cr, Mon 1.49 cr, Tue 1.47 cr, Wed 90 lacs, Thu 83 lacs. Total: ₹ 13.43 cr. #India biz.”
The film trade is as soon as once more struggling as a result of a rise within the variety of COVID-19 circumstances within the nation. People are but once more uncertain about watching a film in cinema halls. The makers of Rana Daggubati’s Haathi Mere Saathi and Rani Mukerji-Saif Ali Khan’s Bunty Aur Babli 2 have postponed the discharge of their movies.
Film commerce analyst and producer, Girish Johar opines, “COVID-19 cases are rising, with cases rising the scare among the audience is increasing too and the protocol of 50% occupancy is still there. In such a scenario, getting entertained and buying a ticket to watch a film is the last thing on any person’s mind. Some states are imposing lockdown post 7 pm which means you are losing the business of the evening shows. It is not a good situation for the industry.”
Mumbai Saga launched within the theatres on March 19. Apart from Abraham and Hashmi, the film additionally stars Suniel Shetty, Kajal Aggarwal, Rohit Roy, Anjana Sukhani, Mahesh Manjrekar, Prateik Babbar, Samir Soni, Amole Gupte and Gulshan Grover.