There are times when a film touches the classical arenas of World Cinema and yet remain unsuccessful in box office. Even the most adored Hollywood classics like ‘Shawshank Redemption’ didn’t spin profits for the producers, but was later recognized as a masterpiece. It looks like Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Guzaarish’ seems to have joined the same league now. Released on last Friday, the film witnessed a lukewarm opening in many centres. Particularly, it didn’t do well with the single screens as the audiences couldn’t associate with the film due to some constraints.
The trade analysts mention that the film caters to the tastes of miniscule audiences, who always look for a different cinema, something far away from the usual ones. The songs do determine the film’s success to a certain extent. When it comes to ‘Guzaarish’ the songs were just mediocre and it didn’t appeal to the universal listeners. Finally, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Victorian styled drama and lots of English over the narration turned the single screen audiences restless.
Produced at a big sum of Rs. 60Crores, the film seems to have spanned a little collection during the opening week. The producers of UTV Motion Pictures have recovered Rs. 25Crores from satellite and music rights. Now it looks like there are least chances for the producers to cover-up the production cost.