Saina box office prediction: Parineeti Chopra film to fare well at the ticket counters despite the pandemic


Films are returning to cinema halls, however the viewers continues to be cautious about watching motion pictures on the 70mm display with many others. Janhvi Kapoor’s Roohi, John Abraham’s Mumbai Saga and Arjun Kapoor-Parineeti Chopra’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar couldn’t lure individuals again to the theaters in giant numbers. Now, with Saina, a sports activities biopic based mostly on the lifetime of India’s ace badminton participant Saina Nehwal, releasing this Friday, the film commerce consultants predict elevated footfall in the theaters.

Suggesting that sports activities movies all the time discover takers at the ticket counters, film commerce analyst and producer Girish Johar shared, “Saina’s trailer has been appreciated. Saina Nehwal has done wonders and brought laurels to the country, so people are fans of her and would want to watch a film on her life. Parineeti (Chopra) is also being applauded for her latest performances in Netflix release The Girl on the Train and Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. So, I am expecting a decent start for the film despite the pandemic.”

The Amole Gupte-directed film, that includes Parineeti in the titular position, traces the journey of Saina Nehwal from being a small-town lady to turning into the first Indian badminton participant to win a medal at the Olympics and the first Indian to be ranked primary badminton participant in the world. It additionally stars Manav Kaul as Pullela Gopichand, Eshan Naqvi as Parupalli Kashyap and Meghna Malik as Saina’s mom Usha Rani Nehwal.

Even although sports activities movies have many takers, Saina’s box office efficiency is perhaps hampered. Johar stated, “It is a niche, upmarket film and not a wider market film. It is for the top 10-12 cities. So, that might affect the film’s business. Also, given the lockdowns being announced again in a few states, we can only hope that Saina gets a good opening.”

Along with Saina, the different main launch of the week, Rana Daggubati’s Haathi Mere Saathi, received postponed due to a rise in the coronavirus instances throughout the nation.

Commenting on the film’s big-screen launch being placed on maintain, Girish Johar stated, “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. Postponement of the films derails the process of getting the normalcy back and also cause financial loss to the producers.”

However, amid such a nasty state of affairs, the opening assortment of the Hollywood film Godzilla Vs. Kong has stunned the film commerce analysts. It earned Rs 6.4 crore on the day of its launch. “Godzilla vs Kong has surprisingly opened fantastic. Despite a limited number of screens, no promotions, no holiday and no major star cast, the film is poised for a very impressive extended long weekend at the Indian box office,” famous Johar. He additionally acknowledged that filmmakers in the South film trade “are providing what the audiences want, despite protocols and SOPs. Smart commercial cinema is ruling the Indian box office presently.”


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