20 October, 2020

The King Of Chillar

His earnings may not be Tiger proportions, but enough

The King Of Chillar

The two Wasseypurs have been Anurag Kashyap’s biggest outings so far. In his own words, they are “three times bigger” than his first hit, Dev.D. With Salman ‘Bhai’ Khan roaring at the ticket windows with a 3,200 print run of Ek Tha Tiger, Anurag’s box office potential would obviously appear minuscule by comparison.

Gangs of Wasseypur 1 is poised to make Rs 28 crore net while GOW 2 had touched Rs 16.50 crore net in the first week of its release, according to boxofficeindia.com. With a combined production cost of Rs 18.40 crore and total cost of Rs 30 crore, including marketing, the Wasseypurs seem set to be modest earners for the distributors. Anurag reels off figures: Rs 10 cr from satellite rights, Rs 1.5 cr from music and another Rs 40 cr from theatricals to recover. It’s the kind of money that in the times of Rs 100-crore blockbusters hardnosed trade guys would dismiss as ‘chillar’. But it’s still big for...



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