'Chalbaaz' storms box office

Shafiq Al Mamun | Update:

‘Chalbaaz’, starring Shakib Khan, has been ruling the box office since its release on Friday. Photo: Prothom Alo‘Chalbaaz’, starring Shakib Khan, has been ruling the box office since its release on Friday in more than a hundred theatres across the country.

The film has been imported from India as a ‘foreign film’ and enjoyed great response from the audiences so far.

NU Ahmed Traders imported ‘Chalbaaz’ in Bangladesh starring Bangladesh’s Shakib Khan and Kolkata’s Subhasree Ganguly.

On the opening day of the movie, the halls were packed. Some movie goers paid double the price for tickers, said Rezaul Karim, the manager of Modhumita cinema hall in the capital city.

But the box office collection slowed down a bit on the third day of its release due to inclement weather, said the manager of Upohar movie theatre in Rajshahi.

According to the importers, the film at has earned Tk 200,000 on an average at every theatre in first two days of release.

The film is doing quite well in movie theatres of Dhaka’s neighbouring Tongi, Gazipur, Narayanganj.

The CEO of NU Ahmed Traders, Kamal Mohammad Kibria said, ‘Chalbaaz’ would be released in some more theatres by 4 May.

‘Chalbaaz’ has given some relief to the owners of cinema halls as no big film is scheduled to be released anytime soon, said the owner of Modhumita.

“With the earnings of the film, the owner will be able to pay the salary of their employees in the month of Ramadan,” he added.

The film was released in India on 20 April in 71 theatres, creating quite a stir among the audiences. Ashok Dhanuka, the producer of the film, told Prothom Alo over phone, the film, so far, is expected to draw viewers till fourth week after the release.

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