Jai Ho opening shocks trade

The much publicized and anticipated Salman Khan’s Jai Ho had its release yesterday all over the world. This is the first film of the star in over a year and as a result the trade expected the box office records to be shattered by the mere presence of the star. However the trade was in for a shock at the end of the day as the film failed to set any records. The film’s opening at 17.50 Cr is being termed as the poorest among the recent Salman Khan films.

Jai Ho is a remake of Telugu film Stalin starring Chiranjeevi. Ever since the announcement of the remake there were serious doubts about this film working in the Hindi language and with Salman Khan as hero who does anything but serious films. The trade and fans are pointing at the seriousness of the subject as one of the reasons for the low opening on Day 1. Adding to it are the lack of chartbuster numbers in the film and presence of an A-grade heroine. The good news here is that the film is reportedly carrying good talk and is expected to sustain well in the coming days. Let’s see how well the film sustains and whether Salman Khan achieves another blockbuster or not.