In the wake of last year’s Bollywood triumphs, where only a handful of films proved their mettle, Kartik Aaryan shone brightly with the success of his hit movie ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’. Now, with his highly anticipated new release ‘Shehzada’ on the horizon, box office projections have been set sky-high. As we prepare for the film’s premiere, let’s delve into the movie’s budget and examine the extent to which it has recuperated thus far.
76% Cost of ‘Shehzada’ Film’s budget has already been recovered
According to the insights of the astute trade analyst Nishit Shaw, the upcoming blockbuster Shehzada boasts a whopping budget of 85 crores, where the production value amounts to 65 crores while the advertising expenses tally up to 20 crores. In terms of recovery, the film has already raked in an impressive 65 crores, with music rights and satellite rights fetching 10 crores each. Additionally, the lucrative OTT rights have been clinched by none other than the behemoth streaming service Netflix for a whopping 40 crores, while the overseas rights have been pegged at 5 crores. This equates to a remarkable 76% of the budget already being recuperated.
Screen Time Of The Movie
After undergoing a recent certification by the CBFC, Shehzada has been granted a U/A rating and boasts an ideal runtime of 145 minutes (inclusive of the end credits). The film is brimming with a star-studded cast of performers, including Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Rajpal Yadav, and Ronit Roy, among others. Described as an all-inclusive family entertainer, the movie promises to be a memorable cinematic experience for viewers of all ages.
Predictions for a blockbuster
Shehzada to release on 3000+ screens, expected to sell 30,000 advance tickets in top chains PVR, Inox, and Cinepolis, with show count of 9000/day across India. Despite competition with Ant Man & The Wasp, enough screens and shows available for Shehzada’s sustained growth, and hopes are high for on-the-spot bookings in tier 2 and 3 centres.
Shehzada aims for Rs 7 crore opening in the north with good on-the-spot bookings. A holiday on Saturday for Mahashivratri could result in a significant surge in business, particularly in mass centres if audience response is positive. The weekend trend and Monday hold will rely on audience word of mouth. The movie, based on a popular Telugu film, has the potential to be a crowd-pleasing entertainer across multiple genres. All eyes are now fixed on Friday’s premiere.
About the movie ‘Shehzada’
Under the directorial expertise of Rohit Dhawan, Shehzada is a bona fide Hindi remake of the acclaimed Telugu blockbuster Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, which featured the charismatic Allu Arjun and the stunning Pooja Hegde. This time, the charismatic Kartik Aaryan shares the screen with the talented Kriti Sanon in this wholesome family entertainer. While originally slated to release on February 10, it was subsequently postponed to February 17. The buzz around the film is that it has already recuperated a substantial portion of its investment, signaling good news for the filmmakers and fans alike.