Ayushmann Khurrana and Vicky Kaushal (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Ayushmann Khurrana's comedy film Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan hit the screens today alongside Vicky Kaushal’s horror film, Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is expected to become Ayushmann’s highest opening film. In the film, Ayushmann will be seen playing the role of a gay man for the first time opposite Kota Factory star Jitendra Kumar.
Film trade analyst Girish Johar expects Ayushmann's film to open at around Rs 8-9 crore or even higher if received positively. ''If the audience loves the film, it can even touch Rs 12 crore,'' he told Hindustan Times. Shubh Mangal will release in around 2500 screens while Bhoot has screen count of around 1500 screens.
''The audience has loved the trailer and songs. Ayushmann is on a roll and this might be his 8th consecutive hit. Once again, he has taken up a taboo subject with a story set in a hinterland. He will be seen tackling the subject in a comical way which will enable the viewer to receive what the storyteller is trying to say,'' Girish said.
Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan also features Gajraj Rao, Neena Gupta, Manurishi Chaddha, Sunita Rajwar, Maanvi Gagroo, Pankhuri Awasthy and Neeraj Singh in pivotal roles. Bhumi Pednekar will also make a special appearance in the film. While the 2017 Shubh Mangal Saavdhan touched the not-discussed often topic-erectile dysfunction, the second instalment will feature a homosexual love story. The plot of the film revolves around how a conservative family comes to terms with the fact that their son is gay.
Meanwhile, Vicky Kaushal's film is based on a true accident that took place in Mumbai, and narrates the story of a couple on an abandoned ship lying static on a beach.
The film also stars Bhumi Pednekar, Ashutosh Rana and Siddhanth Kapoor in lead roles. Bhoot is likely to open in a range of Rs 4-5 crore at the box office.
Well, it would be quite interesting to see which film will win at the box-office?