Shakib’s ‘Shikari’ rules box office


9th July, 2016 07:06:16 printer

Shakib’s ‘Shikari’ rules box office

Dallywood’s Shakib Khan starred ‘Shikari’, a joint venture film of Bangladesh and India, continued its ruling in the box office on the 3rd day of its release as people are still on a mood to celebrate Eid with a theatre experience.

Another joint venture ‘Badshah- The Don’, starred by Jeetendra Madnani of India and released on the same date, is also doing fairly well on the second day of its release.

Visiting the capital’s several movie houses showing the two films simultaneously, this UNB correspondent found enthusiastic people standing in long queues to buy tickets to watch ‘Shikari’.

‘Shikari’ has earned Tk 1.5 crore on the first two days in the box office while ‘Badsha - The Don’ Tk 40 lakh. The budget of ‘Shikari’ and ‘Badsha’ were approximately Tk 4.05 crore and Tk 6 crore respectively.

‘Shikari’ continued its fantastic run for the third consecutive day on Saturday. The film got ‘packed house’ in most of the theaters.

Fakrul Khan Ravin, who could not buy any ticket after a long queue at a movie house in Sylhet, wrote in Facebook, “[SIC] In my life first time I wish to see the Bangla movie in Hall (Shikari) but unfortunately when I was arrived in Sony cinema hall for 6pm show, I see the worst thing in my life [SIC].”

Titu Al Hasan, who watched ‘Shikari’ at Balaka in Dhaka, told UNB, “Shakib can play any role. He’s a talented actor…he’s totally different.”

“Shikari’ was released on July 7 in Bangladesh and will be released on August 12 in India. ‘Badshah - The Don’ was released in Kolkata on July 6 and on July 7 in Bangladesh.

Srabanti Chatterjee from India is co-starring Shakib in ‘Shkikari’ while Nusrat Faria from Bangladesh co-starring Jeet in ‘Badshah -The Don’.

Two other Shakib-starred films released on the occasion of Eid -- ‘Mental’ and ‘The Samraat’ - fetched Tk 1.87 crore and Tk 59 lakh respectively in the box office.