Advance booking: Akshay Kumar's 'Sarfira' flops, Kamal Haasan's 'Indian 2' set for record opening

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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While Prabhas and Amitabh Bachchan's 'Kalki 2898 E' has collected a net of Rs 536.75 crore in 14 days at the Indian box office, two more new films are releasing on Friday. On July 12, on one hand, Akshay Kumar and Radhika Madan's 'Sarfira' will be released, while on the other hand, Kamal Haasan's 'Indian 2' is also coming to rock the screen. This film of Kamal Haasan is being released pan India and its name in Hindi is 'Hindustani 2'. Advance booking of both the films is going on before the release. But the figures that have come out show that 'Sarfira' is in bad shape. 'Sarfira', directed by National Award winner Sudha Kongara, is the Hindi remake of South superstar Surya's 'Soorarai Pottru'. Surya himself is also producing this film. But looking at the condition of advance booking, it seems that this time Akshay Kumar's magic is going to work a little less. Anyway, Akshay Kumar's condition has been bad at the box office for the last few years. Apart from his 'OMG 2', all the other 7 films released in theaters after 2021 have flopped badly.

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Advance booking of 'Sarfira' is only 24 lakhs

According to the report of sacnilk, till 11 am on Thursday, only 12102 tickets have been booked in advance for 'Sarfira'. With this, the film has earned only Rs 24.04 lakh so far. However, the whole day of Thursday is still left for advance booking. But there has been no magical change in these figures. Therefore, this film is now going to be released completely on the basis of on-spot booking and the love of the audience.

What is the story of 'Sarfira', 'Soorarai Pottru' is available on OTT

'Sarfira' is an inspirational biopic. It is the story of a start-up and an aviation company that wanted to provide affordable air travel to the common man. It is the story of Veer Jagannath Mhatre, who overcame all obstacles to realize his dream and founded Deccan Airlines. Another problem with the slow advance booking of Akshay's film is that Surya's 'Soorarai Pottru', released in 2020, is already available in Hindi version on OTT as 'Udaan'. In such a situation, all responsibility is on the audience. If 'Sarfira' manages to attract them, then it can rock the box office by the weekend.

Strong advance booking for 'Indian 2', tension increased for Kalki 2898 AD

Akshay's 'Sarfira' may also have the same fate as the film Sandwich. This is because while 'Kalki 2898 AD' is already performing well in theatres, Kamal Haasan's 'Indian 2' is also releasing on Friday. The audience has been waiting for this film for 28 years. 'Indian 2' is also performing well in advance booking. Till 11 am on Thursday, 302893 lakh tickets have been booked and it has done a business of Rs 5.40 crore.

Box Office: 'Kalki 2898 AD' became the seventh most powerful film in the history of top films, remained amazing even after a decline on the 14th day

'Kalki 2898 A.D.'s earnings are continuously decreasing

However, Kamal Haasan's 'Indian 2' is still not very popular among Hindi audiences. So this is a relief for Akshay's film. But the problems have increased for 'Kalki 2898 AD'. Prabhas' film is already earning less on working days since Sunday. On Wednesday, it earned 7.50 crores in the country. Therefore, 'Indian 2' has the potential to suffer losses in South Indian states.

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