The month of March has been quite fruitful for Bollywood. Not one but three movies stormed the box office this month. The first one which got cash registers ringing was Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon's romantic comedy Luka Chuppi. The next film which tasted success was Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu's crime thriller Badla. And then last week Akshay Kumar's Kesari arrived and ended up becoming the biggest opener of 2019. Though March is almost over, two new films will be hitting the theatres tomorrow, March 29. Salman Khan's production venture Notebook and Vidyut Jamwal starrer Junglee. Junglee Movie Review: Vidyut Jammwal Tries too Hard to Save This Average Jungle Drama.
Notebook, which is directed by Nitin Kakkar, will mark the acting debut of Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl. Since the romantic drama is backed by Salman, the film has managed to create good buzz. In fact, the trailer of Notebook which came out not too long ago was also well-received. The music of the film is quite impressive too. So overall, Khan's production venture seem promising. But what about its box office fate? Well, since the film has two debutants, it won't obviously take a huge opening at the box office on day 1. But according to trade pundits, Notebook should collect between Rs 1.5 to 3 crore on the first day. Notebook Movie Review: The Kids Steal the Show in Pranutan Bahl and Zaheer Iqbal’s Love Story.
Coming to the other release, Junglee is directed by Chuck Russell who is known for helming Hollywood films like The Mask, The Scorpion King, Collateral and few others. Starring Vidyut and Pooja Sawant in the lead, Junglee is an action-thriller in which the former will obviously be seen doing hardcore action and stunts. However, the film's pre-release buzz hasn't been that great. Neither the stars have gone all out promoting the film. Just like Notebook, even Junglee won't witness a massive opening but if trade experts are to believed then the film will rake in between Rs 3 to 4 crore on day 1. Now that's strange considering the buzz around Notebook is far better than Junglee.
Anyway, we'll soon get to know which film actually fares well at the ticket windows on day 1. So till then let's wait and watch!