All three new Hindi film releases this week opened to atrocious occupancies, but Fanney Khan has been affected the worst on account of its landing costs of almost 35 crore. While the other two releases, Mulk and Karwaan, are much smaller films, Fanney Khan’s medium-sized budget means that its day-one occupancy of merely 5-7%, which translated to an opening-day collection of just Rs. 2.15 crore nett, has all but set it on a path for an extremely short and disastrous box-office run. Several smaller films this year like Hichki, 102 Not Out, Blackmail, and Hate Story IV has better opening this year.
|Film (2018)||Day One Nett Collection (INR)|
|Hate Story IV||3.76 crore|
|102 Not Out||3.52 crore|
|Fanney Khan||2.15 crore|
The Anil Kapoor-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-Rajkummar Rao starrer has performed dismally in both metros, smaller towns, and rural areas, with everything from high-end multiplexes to shanty single screens registering shockingly low figures. Perhaps, the makers missed a trick by casting Anil Kapoor in the lead role (he’s also one of the producers of the film). While his performance is as good as ever, the collection show that Anil can no longer carry a film like he used to back in the 80s and 90s. It also puts Rajkummar Rao’s pull with the audience into perspective while signaling another weak comeback film for Aishwarya Rai.
Unless Fanney Khan witnesses a huge miracle from today, its fate is all but sealed at the box-office.