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‘Bobby Jasoos, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’ struggle at box office, Ek Villain still going strong

'Bobby Jasoos' collected  Rs 7.58 cr while 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' collected Rs 1.6 cr. 'Bobby Jasoos' collected Rs 7.58 cr while 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' collected Rs 1.6 cr.
Written by Divya Goyal , Edited by Sarika Sharma | Posted: July 7, 2014 4:27 pm

Bollywood’s latest releases ‘Bobby Jasoos’ and ‘Lekar Hum Deena Dil’ have failed in the weekend Box Office test as ‘Ek Villain’ continues to dominate the BO ticker.

While, Vidya Balan’s ‘Bobby Jasoos’ collected Rs 7.58 cr in three days, Kapoor-lad Armaan Jain’s ‘Lekar Hum Deena Dil‘ could manage to collect a mere Rs 1.6 crore.

Meanwhile, Ek Villain, now in its second week, collected a whopping Rs 16 cr bring the grand total to Rs 98.88 crore.

Actress Vidya Balan, who is facing her third consecutive flop after ‘Ghanchakar’ and ‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’, is still banking on word-of-mouth publicity which made her last hit film ‘Kahaani’ a superhit.

“Every film is unique and each film has its own destiny. We all have worked hard and now it’s up to the audience. Women centric films have a slow start, but what is encouraging is that ‘Bobby Jasoos’ had a great start,” said the 36-year-old.

However, ‘Bobby Jasoos’ did not open to rave reviews either.

Indian Express reviewer, Shubhra Gupta said, “There should have been more laughs in this thing. Vidya Balan is all over the movie, really trying to make a zesty meal of her role, even if her tone remains the same in all those over-the-top disguises.”

“But the leading lady and her fine supporting cast (especially Ali Fazal, who holds his own) is let down by the writing, which loses steam after the half-way mark, and becomes an improbable re-up of a Manmohan Desai-style lost-and-found saga.”

“We are hoping word of mouth really pulls it off. Besides, there is a huge jump in the numbers. Hopefully, it will be growing. I am happy about the film we have made,” she added.

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