The last Friday was the rather busy day for different films releasing the same day. This certainly included the one from Sajid Ali and Imtiaz Ali called Laila Majnu. However, the makers were not expecting some positive response to this film for the reason that it is based on the classic love story, which has been used in different B Town and other movies showcasing different star cast and different backgrounds but keeping the base of the story same. The only good thing which the makers were relying were the positive reviews by most of the critics, but the way the film failed to attract the audience giving very poor occupancy report, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the makers getting a low collection at the box office.
There is no two thought about the fact that the film Laila Majnu was made with great care and professionalism but that has failed to offer the right kind of buzz in the media calling the media far and wide. Thus what we saw the collection on the first day was the collection reaching to 30 lakhs, while on the second day the collection went to around 50 lakhs. The Sunday was better than the other day with the collection reaching to around 90 lakhs. Thus as per reports and these figures, the 1st weekend box office collection for Laila Majnu reached to around 1.70 crore, which is really low for a film that was made with a great enthusiasm and perfection.
The other reason why this film failed was due to the lack of good star value and big name attached to it. Hence when he makers embarked with new faces for their own reasons they had less chance to see the film doing well on the box office. Also, the buzz seen in the media was less due to the reason that the film was not promoted the way it deserved. May be as the makers could have felt that with such films with such actors would have given not much of impact as they were seen creating about the same.