Dhaakad starring Kangana Kangana failed to do wonders on the big screen. In just three days of release, the latest film of Kangana has received a footfall which led to theatres cancelling shows of the movie. The film was released on May 20th along with Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 featuring Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani in the lead roles. Many multiplexes have cancelled shows of Dhaakad making room for part two of Bhool Bhulaiyaa.
Dhaakad’s day one collection has earned a net worth of Rs 50 lakh and even on the second day the collection was in the same range across India. The film was expected to be a big hit action film. The makers of thriller action faced a release clash with comedy horror drama.
Dhaakad shows cancelled
According to a source, “There was absolutely no excitement among the audience to see Dhaakad. There were reports that there were a handful of viewers in the theatres on Day 1. Many shows across the country got cancelled due to no audience. On top of it, the word of mouth was terrible. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, meanwhile, has been enjoyed by the audience. As a result, it has grown from strength to strength while Dhaakad has got outright rejection from the audiences.”
The source further added, “Dhaakad had got a limited release in the single screens. On Saturday, several theatres removed it as it didn’t make sense to play the film with less than 10-15 audiences inside the large single screen theatres. Multiplexes too reduced the shows to some extent. From today (Sunday), there would be a heavy reduction as Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 has tremendous demand. Hence, its shows will be replaced with that of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.”
The owner of a three-screen multiplex said, “I am playing Dhaakad in 2 shows. For the Saturday evening show, only 2 tickets were sold, believe it or not! I’ll still play the film till Sunday. From Monday, I’ll have no choice but to remove it. Jab Saturday shaam ko 2 log aaye hai, toh Monday ko toh koi bhi nahin aayega.” (When only 2 viewers arrived on Saturday then no one is expected to come on Monday)
Another source quoted, “Dhaakad had got a release in around 2100 screens. Its screen count reduced by around 250-300 screens on Sunday. The number of screens will further reduce from Monday.”