A disastrous Eid ul fitr Expected with eight films expecting to hit silver screen as per tentative schedule.
This Eid will probably emerge disastrous as eight films are going to hit screens as per tentative release schedule. Number of screens right now are less in Pakistan. And with these number of screens releasing that many films doesn’t make any sense.
Eid is best time at the boxoffice in Pakistan and all makers are looking to utilize that. Eight films have lined up so far with one Hindi and three English films. It’s really shocking that there are four local films slated for that date. And most of them feature known cast and are carrying some buzz. Makers need to understand this that releasing that number of films on same date will end up with loose loose situation for all.
Even though it’s always content which stands tall at boxoffice but with eight films coming on same date how will exhibitors adjust their show timings. Leading multiplexes might get it right by giving less shows to smaller even that will be tough. Real problem will be at small centers where there are mostly single screens and Eid is best time to collect there. When so many big films come on same day then it will be a very bad situation for those single screens.
It will be interesting to see that how situation unfolds in next couple of months. If all these films somehow manage to hit together then it will create huge mess at boxoffice and will be disastrous result for whole industry.
Below is the list of films slated for Eid release so far. (Tentative Release Dates)
- Race 3 (Hindi)
- Parwaz Hai Junoon (Urdu)
- 7 Din Mohabbat In (Urdu)
- Wajood (Urdu)
- Zarraar (Urdu)
- Ocean’s 8 (English)
- Hereditary (English)
- Incredibles 2 (English)