The year 2015 started with a dull note especially when we talk about box office collection. Except Baby, no other film releasing this year did any magic over the domestic box office. However, with the advent of February 2015, the equation simply changed. Now, you have a movie called Shamitabh starring the two bigwigs of Bollywood- Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush along with Akshara Haasan, which embarked the theaters from the direction of R Balki with some novel and simple storyline. The movie had good buzz in the media, which allowed a good response for it. Though the start of the film was bizarre with mere 15 percent of occupancy, however, considering the solo release the movie picked up as the day ended up.
Though as expected to get overwhelming response, which any solo release movie could actually deserve, but still it ended up with a decent collection. As per reports, Shamitabh’s first day box office collection went to around 12 crores. Unlike the previous movies of R Balki, Shamitabh too is a niche pseudo-intellectual audience based film, which can go up only after an aggressive positive word of mouth. The experts and trade pundits are expecting a decent surge at the end of the first weekend, let’s see how things move.