Sunny Deol’s punchlines from his older movies and Bobby Deol’s colourful character of a forgetful school teacher failed to bring laughter to the movie goers. Though its weekend collection hinted at the film being received well by fans but now with the weekday box office collection figures out it can only be said that the film has failed to tickle the funny bones of the audience. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Poster Boys minted as low as Rs 1 crore on Tuesday. With this, the total collection of the film stands at Rs 9.40 crore.
Sharing the box office figures of Poster Boys until Tuesday, Taran tweeted, “#PosterBoys remains low on weekdays… Fri 1.75 cr, Sat 2.40 cr, Sun 3.10 cr, Mon 1.15 cr, Tue 1 cr. Total: ₹ 9.40 cr. India biz.”
#PosterBoys remains low on weekdays… Fri 1.75 cr, Sat 2.40 cr, Sun 3.10 cr, Mon 1.15 cr, Tue 1 cr. Total: ₹ 9.40 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 13, 2017
This is Shreyas Talpade’s directorial debut and he has also acted in the film, apart from co-producing it. Poster Boys is an official remake of the 2014 Marathi hit Poshter Boyz which was also helmed by Shreyas. Considering the film’s star cast, the low collection seems to be disappointing for all the stakeholders and distributors. The reviews of the film too have not been good.
Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta had also given a scathing review of the film. “Whenever the plot feels like it, it picks up on Sunny Deol’s punchy dialogues from his past films. This really tired device only serves to remind us of a time when Sunny made watchable films. Here he is a selfie-obsessed middle-aged fellow who is busy saving his sister’s ‘rishta’ from crumbling when he is not cosying up to his simpering ‘biwi’ (Sonali Kulkarni). We won’t ask what she’s doing here: nor the dependable Kalsekar. Presumably, everyone has bills to pay,” she had said.
The dreaded weekdays will decide whether the film will be a success story or it will go the way many Bollywood films have recently. A strong word-of-mouth may yet tilt the numbers in Poster Boys’ favour.