Two of this year’s most anticipated films (and sure-shot blockbusters) — Dhoom 3 and Krrish 3 will be releasing on Diwali and Christmas respectively. Both the films are sequels to big brands and both have big stars at the helm. It will also be Aamir and Hrithik’s first release in 2013. And they are both supremely confident of their films.
Says an insider, “The usually cautious Aamir has been telling people, ‘Mark my words — if there’s one film this year that will break all records, it will be Dhoom 3. It will gross over
Rs 300 or 400 crore. He’s that confident of Dhoom 3. And he has all reason to be. This is also the first time he is playing a baddie on screen. This film will appeal to the youth, as it is slick and stylish.” Meanwhile, Krrish 3 has already created a huge buzz with the trailer. It is a film that kids will love. Family audience will be flocking for this one, so huge numbers are guaranteed. But the question is which film will be bigger?
Aamir will break the record!
Says trade analyst Komal Nahta, “It’s difficult to comment on that as I feel both will be huge hits. They are both big brands. Dhoom 3 has Aamir Khan as an anti-hero, the Aamir-Katrina combination, and the Yash Raj banner and the expertise of Aditya Chopra. Krrish 3 has the Krissh brand, Rakesh Roshan, Hrithik and their banner. Hrithik is a huge craze amongst the kids.” He feels that Aamir will break his previous held unbroken record of 3 Idiots, “I think he can break the record. Firstly, because Dhoom 3 is a huge franchise. Secondly, times have changed. The admission rates at theatres have shot up and there are lot many theatres now. Both Dhoom 3 and Krrish 3 will definitely cross over Rs 200 crores.”
The Krrish 3 edge
Says trade analyst Amod Mehra, “We haven’t seen the trailer of Dhoom 3 so it’s a bit early to comment on that film, yet as far as expectations are concerned, I think Krrish 3 has a slight edge over Dhoom 3 because D3 is an established brand and the audience knows what to expect. Hrithik has already been established as a superhero in the earlier Krrish 1 and 2 so now people expect D3 to be a full fun film where the audience comprises family and children. They will come to see something different than the usual robbery, thrills and chases of Dhoom series.
Also, Krrish 3 has a super villain for the first time. It is looking more exciting, polished and of international standard so I would say K3 has an edge of five per cent over D3. Rakesh Roshan is one of the most under-rated filmmakers. In Dhoom 3 what we are expecting to see is Aamir Khan who is expected to carry the film on his shoulders. Both films can gross anything between Rs 210-225 crores each. Each has that achievable target. Both have strong content.”