Saturday, March 22, 2008

Fantastic opening

The much-awaited RACE has opened to a fantastic response [90% +] across the nation. The film has had an extensive release in India [1300 screens, of which 450 are digitals], with some multiplexes playing as many as 24 shows a day [Cinemax Versova in Mumbai].

Saturday is a holiday [Holi] and Sunday being a holiday, the first weekend is expected to be huge. The reports are extremely positive and one expects the business on weekdays to be strong as well. With such strong business on hand, the film is expected to emerge a major success story in days to come.

Meanwhile, UTV organized the paid previews in India on Thursday night and the response was fabulous everywhere. Paid previews were also held in U.K. and the collections were £ 34,283 on 33 screens.

In the meantime, the first hit of 2008, JODHAA AKBAR, is nearing the £ 1 million mark in U.K. The total has reached £ 988,424 till Thursday night.


Even Rediff admits that Akshaye's is the main character in Race. Will Akshoo get the credit if Race is a huge hit?


Anonymous said...

Well, if Race will be a huge hit then Akshaye Khanna deserves to get the credit. But, people and magazines will go ga-ga and praise Saif Ali Khan first because he has a hit this year. We have to wait Mere Baap Pehle Aap - and if this Priyan's movie is a hit then I'm sure that all magazines will mention that Akshoo has two hits this year and will go ga-ga and praise Akshoo.

Anonymous said...

If both Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna have got meaty roles equally, then both of them will surely get credit if Race is a huge hit! And, in case they don't give this hit credit to Akshoo, then all Akshoo's fans know that Akshaye Khanna deserves to get the credit. And, no one can deny the fact that Akshaye Khanna is the best in Race. His screen presence is terrific onscreen as always and he is truly outstanding and fantastic in this film. His mindblowing performance stands out followed by Anil Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. Come what may, Akshaye Khanna will definitely get the credit because his best performance is just...that he has to get the "credit" along with Saif Ali Khan.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, Akshaye Khanna will always be remembered for his superb and wonderful performance in Race.