Four films release this Friday – I, Alone, Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene and Crazy Cukkad Family. While I is a Tamil romantic action drama dubbed in Hindi, Alone is a horror erotica, Crazy Cukkad Family is a family comedy and Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene is a comic thriller. In terms of genre, each of the four films are different. Still, the fact remains that it is a crowded Friday, and hence audiences will have be able to pick and choose. This means, at maximum, a couple of films can be expected to find some audiences and that too for just a week as two major films arrive next Friday – Baby and Dolly Ki Doli.
Amongst the four films, Alone is set to take a better opening at a 30%-40% range approximately. While horror has its audience, Bipasha Basu‘s presence ensures there will be ample skin on display. Moreover, director Bhushan Patel has a good track record with this genre (Ragini MMS-2, 1920-Evil Returns). The film’s storyline is quite impressive (based on the Thai original) and if the treatment is indeed good (which is expected, considering Bhushan’s hold over the medium), Alone should stay stable at the box office right through the week.
I is expected to be a good film, considering director Shankar (Robot) is at the helm of affairs. However, neither Vikram nor Amy Jackson are very popular and hence only very good reviews and word of mouth can do the trick. In terms of scale, setting and grandeur, it is the biggest start that 2015 has got.
Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene is a much delayed film and is releasing without much publicity. On the other hand Crazy Cukkad Family is a rare comedy from Prakash Jha (as a producer). Both would see restricted release in theatres.