After the movie ‘Dabangg’, every movie of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was a big hit in Nepal. Although some films have earned popularity. Nepali filmmakers did not even dare to compete with his films. Movie distributor used to say that Salman’s film brings Dashain. However, for the last few years, his films have been sinking continuously. And, crores of distributors of Nepal are getting mixed in water.
Salman Khan’s new film ‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’ will be released tomorrow Friday. The film, which is going to be released simultaneously on more than 5,000 screens worldwide, has been imported into Nepal by Manoj Rathi’s group by investing 10 million Indian rupees (10.6 million Nepalese rupees). However, this time, there is a possibility that Salman’s film can become the iron chain of the Nepali film ‘Jari’.
‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’ has given high shows in multiplexes of Nepal but in some it is less than ‘Jari’. Nepal’s largest multiplex chain QFX has given 52 shows to ‘Jari’ and 47 shows to Salman’s film in the second week. Friday’s booking is also good for ‘Jari’. This shows that the Nepali audience is not very enthusiastic about Salman’s film.
Similarly, Salman’s film and ‘Jari’ were released on Friday by One Cinemas at 13 and 9 respectively, Big Movies at 8 and 6, QUZ Cinemas at 6 and 4, VSR Movies at 5 and 4, Ranjana Cineplex at 5 and 6, INI Cinemas Butwal and Kathmandu at 8 and 10, FQB has given 9 and 6 shows. Some multiplexes seem to have more faith in ‘Jari’ than Salman’s film.
‘Jari’, which has done aggressive business in the first week, is sure to make good earnings in the second week as well. If ‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’ gets a great response, then ‘Jari’ may have some impact. However, because ‘word of mouth’ is very strong, the film is not that scary. If we look at the scenario of last year, the Nepali audience has given more priority to domestic films.