The year has started on a good note with No One Killed Jessica faring well at big centre multiplexes and now all eyes are on Yamla Pagla Deewana which will be expected to have good collections all over India.
A good advantage for Yamla Pagla Deewana is that it has a clear four week run at single screens until the release of Patiala House and even that film would look like a multiplex fare if it were not for the presence of Akshay Kumar. At multiplexes the film will face competition in the form of Dhobi Ghat and Dil To Bacha Hai Ji in consecutive weeks.
Yamla Pagla Deewana generated huge curiosity with its first promo though the promotion afterwards has not been as good. The film has good pre-release reports and fetched good prices in most circuits and has the presence of stars like Dharmendra and Sunny Deol who although have not had a big hit for some time they still carry plenty of face value on an all India basis especially when a film has plenty of commercial elements. The Delhi/UP circuit has been sold for 5.50 crore and East Punjab has gone for 2.75 crore.
Source – BOI