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Here's how we think Irrfan Khan's Madaari will perform at the Box Office

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

After the not-so-promising Rocky Handsome, director Nishikant Kamat is back with Madaari, starring Irrfan Khan and Jimmy Shergill.

The movie released worldwide on 22 July, 2016.

What may work for the film?

Film-making has always been about being relevant and showcasing incidents with utmost conviction. With Madaari, director Nishikant Kamat manages to get the basics right.

It is a simplistic story which is similar to A Wednesday, with an addition in the form of individual emotions. History has proved that a film which lacks emotional quotient will always fail to impress the audience, and luckily for Madaari, it is replete with identifiable emotions.

Irrfan Khan slips into the character with ease and excels in sequences that require him to display the grief of losing everything in his life. The runtime is crisp and the screenplay grips you right from the first frame.

What may not work for the film

Madaari might not work for those expecting brutal reality. The film does suffer from the curse of the second half, especially towards the climax which is a bit stretched and impractical. Apart from the story, even Jimmy Shergill's character follows a graph similar to A Wednesday.

Will it do well at the Box-Office?

Madaari's business will be affected big-time in the Southern markets because of Kabali, whereas with Sultan still retaining most screens in the Hindi belt, it will not be easy going for the film.

Though Madaari's opening will be far from decent, the word of mouth is expected to catch up and help the film record respectable jumps over the weekend.

Box-Office Prediction:

  • Opening Day: Rs 1.80 crore
  • Opening Weekend: Rs 8.00 crore
  • Lifetime: Rs 15 crore

First published: 22 July 2016, 10:53 IST
Himesh Mankad @himeshmankad

Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.