Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Kabul Express not Running Fast in UK and USA

Taran Adarsh has reported in Indiafm: 'Kabul Express' derailed! He wrote:

This writer was the sole reviewer to point out that KABUL EXPRESS would face an uphill task in U.K. and U.S.A. because of its anti-Pak flavor. With Pakistanis forming a major chunk of movie-going audience in these two countries, any film with an anti-Pak stance gets ignored by this section of the audience, which results in the business getting affected. That’s precisely what happened to KABUL EXPRESS.

The first weekend collections of KABUL EXPRESS in U.K. and U.S.A. have indeed come as a rude shock. What’s surprising is that Yash Raj has had two solid hits in 2006 -- FANAA and DHOOM 2 -- and one expected at least a face-saving start for KABUL EXPRESS.

If you go by numbers and screen average, KABUL EXPRESS is Yash Raj’s lowest opener in U.K. The weekend collections are even lower than NEAL ‘N’ NIKKI, one of the weakest films produced by the premier banner.

In the U.S. too, KABUL EXPRESS is better than NEAL ‘N’ NIKKI, but way below the other Yash Raj releases. Sad!

Now, we have to wait and see the performance of the movie in India and the Middle East. Of course, Kabul Express is a movie for a niche and it was not expected to be a blockbuster movie anyway.