The unexpected turn of moments in advance bookings for Hrithik Roshan‘s upcoming film, Fighter, is catching Bollywood off surprise. The action film, which is set to be released worldwide tomorrow, was expected to make a huge impact at the box office due to its star cast collection and high octane action sequences directed by action director Siddharth Anand, who had previously made a blockbuster with Pathaan.
Despite the high expectations and a stellar lineup including Deepika Padukone and Anil Kapoor, Fighter’s advance bookings have fallen short of predictions. The initial anticipation of a 40Cr+ opening day has now dwindled to less than 20Cr, causing a ripple of shock in the industry.
National multiplexes report meager advance bookings, barely crossing 1L, a concerning figure on the eve of the film’s release. The film’s success is crucial not only for Hrithik Roshan but also for the buzz around his next movie, War 2, which stars NTR as the second lead.
Overseas advance bookings reflection the film’s muted domestic acceptance, leading concerns about its future at the box office. The importance of favorable word-of-mouth has increased since a negative review could dampen Fighter’s already modest buzz, risking its success.