A video of Manoj Desai, Executive Director of G7 multiplex (Gaiety Galaxy) and Maratha Mandir Cinema, expressing his disappointment over Tiger 3’s underperformance in his theatres has been doing the rounds on the internet.
“Bohot ummeed laga ke rakhi thi… lekin jab picture full nahi gayi toh main bohot upset hu. Super Duper Hit wali baat nahi rahi hai (I had high expectations but when the film didn’t go housefull, I was very upset. There’s no such thing as Super Duper Hit),” Manoj said. He also added that post-Sunday the response has not been the same.
Desai also criticised the film’s storyline and said that showcasing RAW agents trying to save Pakistan’s Prime Minister won’t work with the Indian audience. To back his point, he cited an example that when the Pakistan cricket team was knocked out of the World Cup, people were dancing on streets till 4 am in the morning.
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He also added that people are leaving the cinema halls before Hrithik Roshan makes a special appearance as Kabir from War. However, he said that the jodi of Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif is looking good. Even Shah Rukh Khan’s entry as Pathaan and his reunion with Salman’s Tiger is clap-worthy. But he is unable to understand where the things might have gone wrong.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, the Maneesh Sharma directorial has further witnessed a drop, marking the lowest day for the YRF spy universe. According to early estimates, Tiger 3, which also stars Emraan Hashmi in the lead, is expected to earn over Rs 11 crore on day 5, which will bring its total domestic collection to Rs 180 crore.
As the India Vs New Zealand match gained momentum, the occupancy rates for the film witnessed a sharp fall on Wednesday with the night occupancy of Tiger 3 in theatres coming down to 20.97 per cent compared to 41.36 per cent on Tuesday.