The last Friday had only a sole release- Shamitabh. Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush and debutant Akshara Hassan, the film simply failed to impress the audience. R Balki was the director of movie, who is known to produce pseudo intelligent crowd content film, having a very specific crowd to watch, which has done the damage in terms of collection. Though the movie has garnered mixed reviews yet it failed to impress the audience. The film was only able to do better in limited cities and multiplexes giving a very low collection of 3.25 Crores in its first day and 11.25 crores in its first weekend collection.
As per reports, Shamitabh 1st week Box Office Collection tolled to around 19 crores, which is really low in comparison to the expectations raised by experts and filmmakers. The simple and straightforward script with certain complexity really failed to impress the audience despite creating good buzz through its music, trailer release and the promotional events. Even megastars like Amitabh Bachchan failed to attract audience at big level. The earlier movies like Baby, Khamoshiyan, etc. seemed doing better than Shamitabh.