This year so far we have seen some real big releases, including Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani, Chennai Express, Krrish 3, and now, as we come to the end, 2013 is set to close big, with Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3.
“The next big release is Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 and the ball is in his court to ensure that the records created by Hrithik are surpassed,” comments an insider, “He has to score bigger than Krrish 3 with his Dhoom 3 on opening day, opening weekend, opening week and then the lifetime run. Nothing less would suffice.”
So, do you think Aamir is ready to take up this challenge?
Well, just in case you’ve forgotten, it was the Perfectionist Aamir Khan who started this so called Rs. 100 crore and Rs. 200 crore clubs, with two of his films, Ghajini and 3 Idiots being the first to make their grand entry. So then, off course he is all set to give the rest a tough competition.
“With great power comes great responsibility. The adage couldn’t have been truer,” quips a filmmaker, “Other Khans have already demonstrated that with Salman getting five 100 crore successes in a row and Shah Rukh Khan too scoring four back to back centuries. In fact Aamir’s Talaash fell just short of the 100 crore mark but that’s understandable since it wasn’t a quintessential commercial film. However, Dhoom 3 is one such film and that should up the ante.”
We have already seen the tremendous response to the teaser and then trailer of Dhoom 3 and considering such a powerful star cast, the film is already a superhit.
“Still, predictions will always be predictions. So many positive factors may promise a favourable result but eventually the content has to be lapped up by the audience to attain such mammoth totals. If that is absent, no reputation can be heavy-weight enough to ensure a long run for your film. Of course a 100 crore is a given for Dhoom 3 but looking at the way Krrish 3 has marched towards the 200 crore mark, Aamir indeed has a task in hand to surpass this milestone. To reach there, factors over and above his superstar presence have to fall in place. If the content works, sky is the limit,” the trade insider sums it up.
What do you think, will Dhoom 3 create a new record?