Bachaana (بچانا) is the second major Pakistani film released this year after Ho Mann Jahan (ہو من جہاں) released on 1st January 2016. Released on 26th February 2016, Bachaana has earned decent figure of 3.34 crore on the box office in its opening week . In first week of its release there was a major dip in the cinema business for two major reason. Firstly Cricket Asia Cup is in progress and secondly the law and order situation was tense through out the week due to hanging of Mumtaz Qadri the murderer of the former Governor of the Punjab Salman Taseer.
Now after completing three weeks in cinemas the film has performed steadily and has earned a total of 8.05 crore. It is considered a a very healthy figure for this medium budgeted film.
In the first two months of 2016, as usual many Bollywood films have also been released like Fitoor, Sanam Re, Wazir, Love Shuda all of which have performed below expectations after satisfactory opening weekends all these films faded away on weekdays. The only successful film of 2016 so far is Ho Mann Jahan which has earned nearly 15.50 crore in Pakistan and 5 crore in other countries (US, UK, UAE) thus earning around 20.50 crores.
The other hit film of 2016 is Bollywood’s Kapoor & Sons released on 25th March 2016 is also expected to earn well after its splendid weekend.
All the figures mentioned above are taken from the website www.boxofficedetail.com
Rashid Nazir Ali