Khans rule Bollywood. After SRK’s “Jab Tak Hai Jaan,” Aamir Khan is ready for the release of his upcoming thriller, “Talaash.” Directed by Reema Kagti, the project is jointly produced by Excel Entertainment and Aamir Khan Productions, and stars Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor in lead roles. With a U/A certificate from the Censor Board, it is scheduled to release on Nov. 30.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh reported on Twitter that Talaash will have around 2,500 screens release in India and more than 450 screens overseas. He also confirmed that the movie will open in Pakistan, along with other international venues.
Pre-bookings for Aamir Khan’s “Talaash” started months ahead, and the marketing professionals are doing all it takes trying to cash in as much as they can.
Girish Wankhede, national marketing head, Cinemax India Ltd., said in a statement, “Owing to strong buzz and humungous inquiries from patrons, we opened the advance booking for “Talaash” on Sunday pan India at all our Cinemax multiplexes.
The response was quite amazing as we were able to book around 700 tickets on the very first day. Lot of corporate bookings and bulk bookings are also happening. We are very upbeat and foresee another big blockbuster.”
Other great reports of pre-bookings are also trickling in on Twitter.
@Tutejajoginder: #Talaash tickets booked for Friday at PVR Ambience. It’s biggest audi is ~60% full already. Fab opening expected at multiplexes at least.
@girishmallya: Tried to book Sunday morning tics for #Talaash. PVR phoenix sold out, PVR Kurla not available online, Inox no morning show. So its Roxy
@Alokkhajanchi: @kagtireema #Talaash is having a Fantastic Advance Booking Report,Amir Khan’s 1st Comercial World Wide Release after 3 Idiots in 2400+sc
@mehdi_nisar1:“#Talaash is the most anticipated film of the season. Trade is very excited as it is very strong for non holiday Friday,” – HT
Well, the countdown has begun and a couple of days until the D-day arrives.
Midst all the hype and the hysteria, Mr. Perfectionist Khan says, “Film making is a team effort… it’s tough. The director and writer play important parts but along with that there is the cameraman, the sound engineer, the song composer, lyric writer, actors… so when a film does well, it is the result of this team doing good work. The balance is not in the hand of actors alone.
I am fortunate that for the past so many years my films have been doing well and people have liked them. I am happy that the right kinds of projects have come my way. I have got to work with talented writers and directors,” the 47-year-old actor-producer added.
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