This Republic day weekend will witness the biggest clash between “Raees” and “Kaabil”.
While the Shah Rukh Khan – Mahira Khan film directed by Rahul Dholakia chronicles around the journey of a bootlegger, the Hrithik Roshan – Yami Gautam film directed by Sanjay Gupta is a story about visually impaired man seeking revenge.
Both the stars are already in the first phase of their battle i.e. at multiplexes. Yes, “Raees” and “Kaabil” both are struggling to get maximum number of shows.
“Raees” wants more shows as compared to “Kaabil”; on the other hand, the Hrithik Roshan starrer is ensuring that both get an equal share. Let’s see who has managed to be ahead in the race…
PVR has already opened advance booking for Kaabil, but hasn’t started it for Raees yet. Yes, around 6 pm, 1 audi was opened for Kaabil in all PVR outlets, which means there are going to be 5 shows in all multiplexes. No signs for Raees as of now!
Talking about Mumbai, “Raees” has been released only in 3 of its multiplexes while “Kaabil” has been released in 6 chains. However, when we compare the screens below, we can see that Inox is giving 55-45% in favor of “Raees”! Have a look at the scenario of “Raees” at Inox chains.
And here’s the scenario of “Kaabil” in Inox!
Cinepolis has been quite neutral to both the movies. But it has been given 50 percent to Raees & 50 percent to Kaabil as well. Advance booking for both the movies started around 7 pm. It has opened advance booking for Kaabil at 3 of its outlets, while for Raees, it has opened just at 2 outlets. However, we can’t say that the theater is favoring Kaabil, because it has given just 1 show at the 3rd outlet. Overall, the shows are equal in number. Have a look at both the charts.
There are good chances that the single screen theaters will favor Raees! Anil Thadani, the distributor of Raees had told the single screen owners that if they give 4 shows to Raees, they will get the rights for Bahubali as well. As of now, nothing can be said; things will be confirmed on Wednesday itself!
Let’s wait and watch!