Box office predictions of BABY

Baby Starring Akshay Kumar, Rana Daggubati, Anupam Kher, Tapsee Pannu, Baby is releasing on 23rd Jan 2015. Its an action-thriller within the backdrop of terrorism. The film doesn’t have any great buzz as there have been no song that caught the ears and also the film isn’t universally appealing.

First day – 10crs

If word of Mouth is GOOD,
Weekend (4 days) – 42.5crs
Week 1- 61crs
Week 2- 27crs
Lifetime- 108crs

If Word of mouth is MIXED,
Weekend (4 days)- 38crs
Week 1- 50crs
Week 2- 16crs
Lifetime- 72crs

If word of mouth is BAD,
Weekend (4 days) – 35crs
Week 1- 44.5crs
Week 2- 7.5crs
Lifetime- 53crs

**NOTE : The above three cases aren’t exhaustive. The WOM can be EXCELLENT and the film can go on to do as much as 135crs in best case scenario. If the WOM is outright disaster, then the film can settle even at around 49crs.

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  1. Ranjit Kumar 5 years ago

    Seriously ? with first day 10cr and good WOM you reached only 42cr for 4 days weekend consisting a national holiday …
    my guess you are underestimating big time..And as per as i can remember holiday did 11cr on first day…

  2. Ranjit Kumar 5 years ago

    Baby Movie Review By Bollywood Hungama

    Rating: 4.5

    Rarely you come across an Indian movie that doesn’t hit a single false note. BABY is one such film. Writer-Director Neeraj Pandey has made a brilliant film that is not only technically at par with the best in the world, but it’s also a dispassionate non-judgmental take on terrorism that’s completely devoid of jingoism and is extremely gripping. Full marks to Producer Bhushan Kumar for believing in such a landmark film, backed by exceptional marketing especially when it’s devoid of songs.

    Firoze Ali Khan (Danny) heads a special operations wing of commandoes called Baby. In a conversation with a senior minister in the beginning of the film, he states that the Government ought to win the confidence of the Muslim community in India, for Pakistan is taking advantage of the community’s sense of alienation within India. In another scene Ajay Singh Rajput (Akshay Kumar) tells an ISI agent Taufeeq (Mujeeb Khan) how he defended a Muslim family during the Gujarat riots and why he puts ‘Indian’ in the Religion bracket in all forms that he fills. Somehow this sets the tone for the film that terrorists don’t have a religion and no particular community ought to be associated with terrorism.

    The screenplay is the hero of BABY. It flows lucidly, taking you on an engrossing journey of thrills, intrigue and surprises. Dialogues are peppered with bullets of dry humor that keep you entertained throughout. The verbal-expletive-laden warfare between Shuklaji (Anupam Kher) and Ajay is a case in point in this regard. Or when Ajay matter-of-factly tells Priya (Taapsee) as they’re on the flight to Kathmandu to “stop being my wife” when she informs him about his snoring. The precarious uncertainty in the life of an Officer involved in covert operations has been portrayed in a subtle but telling manner. Ajay’s wife (MadhurimaTuli) isn’t aware of her husband’s job profile but does tell him now and then, “Bas marna mat.” The scene where Ajay slaps the personal assistant of a minister (on his frivolous remark on the death of his colleagues) will result in an applause from the audience in the theaters.

    The narrative of BABY flows like a well-made Hollywood film. Actors filter in only where required and they’re not repeated just because it makes a commercial sense from a typical Bollywood perspective. Taapsee is part of one operation. Anupam Kher and Rana Dagubatti join the team in the scorching climax sequence shot in Abu Dhabi. Sudeep Chatterji’s cinematography deserves a special mention. He has done an exceptional job especially in the chase sequences in Istanbul and the desert escapades in Abu Dhabi.

    Akshay Kumar has done an incredibly good job in BABY. He’s razor sharp and there’s never a dull moment whenever he’s on screen. In a scene in an Airport washroom when he bandages himself despite excruciating pain is superbly done. He’s exceptional during all his action scenes as well. The entire supporting cast is excellent. Danny is a picture of precision in giving the right expressions. He doesn’t bullshit nor lets anyone else do the same. Anupam Kher weaves in magic in a cameo. He’s entertaining and he gets the job done. Kay Kay as the dreaded terrorist Bilal makes his striking presence felt. Sushant Singh is effective in bringing in humour in a least expected situation. Rana Dagubatti as the tough officer Jai is competent. Taapsee is a sharp Commando. She shall be proud of this film. Rasheed Naaz as Maulana Mohammad Rahman has an interesting appearance and an even more interesting way of dialogue delivery. Mikal Zulfiqar, another Pakistani actor makes his presence felt in a cameo.

    Sanjoy Chowdhury’s background score is the heartbeat of BABY as it instills the necessary emotions at opportune moments in the course of the narrative. Shree Narayan Singh’s editing is exceptional. Even though the duration of the film is over two and a half hours, the taut pace keeps you hooked. The last 45 minutes of the film are simply extraordinary and fast paced.

    On the whole, BABY is one of the finest films ever made in the history of Indian cinema. Not only because of its excellent cinematic credentials but also because of the balanced ‘Thought’ behind the film. Neeraj Pandey once again proves that he’s a genius. This time he proves, it’s possible to better Perfection. We say, hey baby, don’t think, just go for BABY. Cinema at its very best!

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  3. Baba 5 years ago

    the film is getting extraordinary reactions. looks like a landmark film in akshays career

    • sputnik 5 years ago

      So far the reactions are from celebrities and Taran & so on and they usually say same things for any big star’s movies. So waiting for some ordinary viewers reactions.

      When are you watching it?

      • cr7 5 years ago

        Best of luck baba ji .

      • Baba 5 years ago

        why have you not posted the taran adarsh review as a separate post which you do for all films?

        • sputnik 5 years ago

          Its not by Taran Adarsh. Taran has stopped reviewing movies since some time and I haven’t made any separate posts for bollywoodhungama reviews since then. You made a separate post for PK reviews with bollywoodhungama review which you knew wasn’t by Taran.

          • Baba 5 years ago

            taran adarsh @taran_adarsh · 15h 15 hours ago
            Watched #Baby. O-U-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-N-G. Neeraj Pandey proves his prowess yet again. Brilliant cinema!

          • sputnik 5 years ago

            Yeah I saw that tweet but the link doesn’t say its by Taran Adarsh like they used to before.

            It just says by “By Bollywood Hungama News Network” which is what all reviews have been saying since Taran stopped reviewing movies.

          • Baba 5 years ago

            leave it. ye bhi mujhe hi karna padega

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