Sequels of two successful movies Force (2011) and Tum Bin (2001) were released yesterday and it was the former that performed better at the box office.
While ‘Force 2’ minted Rs 6.05 crore on its release day, ‘Tum Bin 2’ earned a meagre Rs 80- 90 lakhs on first day.
The action flick directed by Abhinay Deo and starring John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha and Tahir Raj Bhasin; ‘Force 2’ got mixed reviews. Critics lauded the first half of the movie but said that the second part became boring. The hard core action sequences in the movie were loved by critics. It should also be noted that among all the stars in the movie, critics and viewers found Tahir really promising.
The competitor of ‘Force 2’ at the box office ‘Tum Bin 2’, on the other hand, did not get generous reviews. The movie that stars Neha Sharma and Aditya Seal was appreciated for breathtaking locales but the sloppy plot didn’t earn it good word of mouth. Few critics were of the opinion that the movie was not a sequel, it was just director Abhinav Sinha’s ode to his sleeper hit of 2001.
Apart from reviews, another factor that played a role in such poor collections would be the demonetisation move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The decision to scrap Rs 500, Rs 1000 notes took a toll on last week’s release ‘Rock On 2’. Actor Arjun Rampal from the movie admitted that the timing turned out to be faulty and ate into the collections. Though, he had added that he supported PM Modi in this revolutionary move.
With ‘Rock On 2’, not performing well at the box office due to the sudden decision, let us see if ‘Force 2’ and ‘Tum Bin 2’ write a different box office story or not.