There were three new Hindi releases this week in Daayen Ya Baahen, Maalik Ek and Nakshatra and as expected they opened to empty houses. The turnout was 1-2% with Nakshatra having the best release.

Jhootha Hi Sahi is likely to remain the leader at multiplexes in its second week even though its business is poor as there is no competition. Single screens will be giving Rakht Charitra and Hisss another week’s run as there is nothing to replace them.

Robot (Hindi) is the only bright spot which is continuing with steady collections though on the lower side.

As usual the pre-Diwali week is likely to be one of the worst of the year in terms of the total volume of business of all films showing.