The ongoing coronavirus pandemic put a stop to several businesses, including the film industry. Multiple film releases were either postponed, or were forced to have an OTT release. But Bollywood Hungama’s report mentions what trade analysts have to say about Sadak 2, Ludo and Laxmii, how much they’d made and if they’d be hits or flops. Take a look:

SADAK 2 – Flop

Taran Adarsh: “Irrespective of it releasing on any festival or weekend, it would have tanked. It was such a let down from the makers of Sadak (1991).”

Atul Mohan: “The first part came 29 years ago. Do-teen generation nikal gayi iske beech mein. The villain track in the sequel was so weak. It was no match to Maharani, the villain of the first part.” He says that the lifetime earnings would have been in the Rs. 15-20 crore range.”


LAXMII – Average

Taran Adarsh: “Had it come on Eid, the only saving grace would have been the single screens and the festival period. But looking at the film, I doubt if it would have sustained. When Akshay Kumar is now hitting the Rs. 200 crore mark, a film like Laxmii would not even had reached the Rs. 150 crore mark. How much can the single screens contribute? For larger numbers, you need the multiplexes.”

Komal Nahta: “Laxmii would have taken a good opening. Its lifetime would have been around Rs. 75-80 crore. It had no chance of crossing the Rs. 100 crore mark though.”


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Atul Mohan: “Laxmii Rs. 100 crore maar deti. There would have been tremendous hype because of the controversy and clash with Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai. There would have been fight over screen sharing. Trade mein hungama bahut hota aur picture garam hoti. A clash of a Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar films is huge. Something like this would not have happened in a long time. The last such major clash of Dilwale with Bajirao Mastani took place 5 years ago.” He added, “We urbanites might not have liked Laxmii but the audiences in B and C centres would have lapped it up. If a movie like Marjaavaan (2019) could accumulate Rs. 50 crores and a bad film like Housefull 4 (2019) can earn Rs. 200 crore, why couldn’t have Laxmii earned Rs. 100 crore?”


Ludo – Flop

Girish Johar says, “Ludo would have been a top-city, multiplex kind of a film. Its lifetime would have been around Rs. 25-30 crore.” Taran Adarsh also is in sync, “Anurag Basu’s films have an audience in multiplexes. So maybe, it would have had a chance there.” Komal Nahta, meanwhile, thinks the film could have earned Rs. 40-45 crore. But Atul Mohan says, “Ludo kam log ko bahut achchi lag rahi hai but bahut log ko kam achchi lag rahi hai! When a mass is unable to understand, the class gives thumbs up to such films. It would have worked in high-end multiplexes and would have done a business of around Rs. 25-30 crore.”


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