Will Raaz: Reboot‘s less-than-stellar box bureau collection spells bad news for Emraan Hashmi?
The fourth installment in a fear film authorization has garnered around Rs 18 crore in a opening weekend during a box office.
It’s been left behind by a Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Pink, that is being lauded for a nuanced pro-woman stance, parsimonious tract and good behaving by an garb expel that includes Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang.
Raaz: Reboot, on a other hand, has been tormented by disastrous reviews, and a star expel that, detached from Hashmi, has no clever names.
But has Hashmi unequivocally been a strength for Raaz: Reboot?
There was a time when Hashmi could safeguard that a certain kind of film — done on a middle budget, customarily from a Vishesh Films banner, and with adequate ‘bold’ calm to give a censors excited nights — had a decent box bureau opening: The Murder and Raaz films, Gangster, Jannat, to name a few.
But Raaz 3 and Jannat 2 — both from 2012 — were a final bonafide hits that Hashmi delivered.
Since 2012, no fewer than 8 films, all starring Hashmi in a lead, have unsuccessful to click during a box office.
Among these are Rush, Ek Thi Daayan, Ghanchakkar, Raja Natwarlal, Ungli, Mr X, Hamari Adhuri Kahaani, Azhar, and now, Raaz: Reboot.
By Hashmi’s standards, these films have not been finish washouts — his biggest earner, Raaz 3, had warranted around Rs 74 crore during a box bureau and was a vital hit. The Dirty Picture warranted Rs 82 crore, though arguably that was a Vidya Balan film, and Hashmi’s participation in it was maybe not executive to a success. Hashmi’s other large hits — Murder 2, Jannat 2 — have all warranted in a Rs 50+ crore category.
His films from 2013 onwards, have warranted anywhere between Rs 20-33 crore during a box office.
But here’s a thing, those numbers are no longer sufficient for a film to be labelled a good earner — unless it as done on a quite shoestring budget, that Hashmi’s films are not.
Azhar, for instance, cost around Rs 38 crore to make — Rs 28 crore for prolongation and around Rs 10 crore for promotions. The top guess for a gain is Rs 33 crore, that still indicates that it unsuccessful to make adult a cost.
Mr X had a identical bill — around Rs 40 crore as per reports — and unsuccessful to meet its costs. Raja Natwarlal was another film that did not accommodate a prolongation budget.
The Vidya Balan-Emraan Hashmi multiple that worked so good in The Dirty Picture didn’t assistance Ghanchakkar or Hamari Adhuri Kahaani.
Raaz: Reboot could have been a ideal remedy to Hashmi’s box bureau woes. It had a bequest of a Raaz franchise, that has proven to be a money-spinner in a past for a Bhatts, to pull on. But it too has come adult short.
For Hashmi, however, there is a plan that could set him right behind on track: Baadshaho.
His progressing film with Ajay Devgn (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai) warranted a cold Rs 60 crore. It isn’t improbable to consider that Baadshaho could do a whole lot better.
As for either or not a Raaz authorization will tarry Reboot, that stays a contention for another time.