With Chhapaak of Deepika Padukone underperforming at the box office last week and Tanhaji of Ajay Devgn leading the box office, in particular in Maharashtra, the only real competition for Luv Ranjan and the comedy of T Series Jai Mummy Di released Friday is the fable favorite of Dr. Dolittle receiving a brand new avatar from director Stephen Gaghan with Avengers superstar Robert Downey Jr in the title role.
Dr. Dolittle, nicknamed in three Indian languages Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, should be a huge success with a younger audience. Commercial experts say Dr. Dolittle would steal much of the audience from Tanhaji in the 10-16 age group while the rest of the cinema demographics will be curious to know Jai Mummy Di, who diverts attention from the seductive conflict of young lovebirds Sonnali Seygall and Sunny Singh (the guy who played Titu in Sonu Ke Titu ki Sweety) to their screen moms played by Supriya Pathak and Poonam Dhillon. While the premise sounds interesting, the lack of good promotions and face value can work against the film.
Producer Luv Ranjan, who previously collaborated with T Series for the super-hit Sonu Ki Titu Ki Sweety, describes Jai Mummy Di as a high-level comedy. “It’s not enough to make people laugh in a comedy. The humor has to come from a place where the audience has never been before. I think the fights between Supriyaji and Poonamji are the strong points of the film.” now, we have only seen fathers of lovers fighting in the throat. Now it’s the mothers’ turn.
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Next week is great for the box office. Varun Dhawan’s Street Dancer 3D with Shraddha Kapoor will fight Kangana Ranaut’s Panga while the last week of January will see Saif Ali Khan in a new avatar to Jawani Jaaneman.