Pre-Diwali season is always and when the review is not good, it turns out to be a blunder. Laal Kaptaan, which stars Saif Ali Khan in the lead role, has meet with dismal response at the box office in the morning shows.
Directed by Navdeep Singh, who earlier made riveting thrillers like Manorama Six Feet Under and NH 10, Laal Kaptaan is based on a similar theme for which the trailer had garnered decent views as the makers revealed each chapter subsequently. Saif Ali Khan has been known to experiment with meatier roles though he has never been a box office champ, the story of Laal Kaptaan looks the same.
Though the trailer of Laal Kaptaan was released few weeks back, the audience reaction has been positive. However, Laal Kaptaan is getting released in pre-Diwali phase which is generally dull. The early reviews have been negative and this led to a poor opening in the morning show and the occupants is somewhere between 5-10%.
As per our analysis, Laal Kaptaan should open below between Rs 3 crore and will completely depend upon the word of mouth reviews to make impact at the box office. The dark thriller is being produced by Eros International and Aanand L Rai. Laal Kaptaan has one week to make impact before Housefull 4, Made In China and Saand Ki Aankh releases in Diwali.