By: Keyur Seta
Director: Sanjay Gupta
Producers: White Feather Films and Balaji Motion Pictures
Writers: S Hussain Zaidi, Sanjay Gupta and Milap Zaveri
Cast: John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Sonu Sood, Manoj Bajpayee, Tusshar Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Kangna Ranaut
Music: Anu Malik
Genre: Action/ Drama
Release Date: May 3, 2013
Star Value: With an ensemble star cast of John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Sonu Sood, Manoj Bajpayee and Kangna Ranaut, it is needless to say that Shootout At Wadala is high on star value.
Hype: There has been a very good amount of hype for the movie ever since its first promo was released. It is the character of Manya Surve that created ripples among the masses. Later on, some smart promotional strategy and including Sunny Leone for a song has only helped increase the excitement.
Music: The song ‘Aala Re Aala, Manya Aala’ has helped in popularizing the movie and creating further excitement. The track ‘Laila’ has also managed to make heads turn due to Leone.
Shootout At Wadala will surely get a very good opening at the box office. Being a hardcore commercial product, it will set the cash registers ringing at the single screen theatres. But it also has a chance of opening well at multiplexes.
If the initial response turns out to be positive, there is no doubt that the film’s name will be included in the blockbusters of 2013 and it might also earn Rs 100 crore. If it doesn’t impress initially, Shootout At Wadala will still garner average returns due to the genre and the hype.