Tuesday, June 10, 2008

MBPA getting bigger by the minute

Mere Baap Pehle Aap which was going to have a medium release looks set to have a fairly big release. Exhibitors in many small centres who took on Sarkar Raj probably for a 3-4 week run will now be replacing it with Mere Baap Pehle Aap from Friday.

Mere Baap Pehle Aap was probably going to come on around 125 digital screens while after Sarkar Raj the total now is set to be double that. The film will be by far the biggest solo Akshaye Khanna release with 750 prints going to 650+ cinemas all over India.


Go Akshoo!

I have no head for the numbers but they say it's going to be Akshoo's biggest solo release! It's already been sold for twice the amount they initially planned (Race bump). If it clicks, there's no stopping Akshoo.

Canadian Ken, thanks for the tip. I don't think it will be a Govinda-Shakthi Kapoor kind of comedy. It will probably be more like Priyan's own Hungama, mindless but not totally unpalatable.

I was surprised to find out how many people actually love Hungama and Hulchul, so there's already some fondness for Akshaye-Priyan brand out there. Priyan's movies tend to be dull sometimes and that's the only danger I can see for this movie at the moment. Even if it's decently funny, it should do well.

And as I said before, can't wait to watch Akshaye and Shobhana together!


Anonymous said...

It's Akshaye Khanna's fresh charm and Genelia D'souza's freshness that will sell Mere Baap Pehle Aap for sure.

Anonymous said...

^Exactly! I agree with you.
I'm sure that Akshaye Khanna will give a very good performance. And, as he said that he has done MBPA with a heart. I'm certain that the film MBPA will work at box-office and that Akshoo's performance will be appreciated once again!