Raees Vs Kaabil clash is happening tomorrow. Shah Rukh Khan has really pushed the promotion levels to great levels but somehow Kaabil has taken a back seat. SRK usually takes up innovative marketing strategies and this time it has worked in his favour. Hrithik Roshan on the other hand has done some decent promotion for Kaabil, if not great. On the marketing front, Raees gets a point extra.
The music of both the films is average. This is when a Big Hit Chartbuster was required to make it a one sided affair. However, the soundtracks of both the films have an equal footing. Raees has Laila O Laila while Kaabil has Haseeno Ka Deewana. Raees has O Zaalima while Kaabil has Kaabil Hoon. Equal marks should be awarded for both the films for the music.
Now come the lead actors and actresses. Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan these days will be given equal marks for their stardom. Hrithik Roshan has a growing fan following while SRK has seen a couple of flops in recent times. He is going through a tough period. Equal marks are deserved for them. The difference between the two films will be Nawazuddin Sidiqqui. He has a decent fan following these days and so much is expected out of him. In terms of lead actresses, Mahira Khan and Yami Gautam will be considered equal. Yami Gautam has been doing some repetitive roles while it’s Mahira Khan’s debut. Thus, cast cannot be differentiated from Raees and Kaabil. Both have a decent to good cast.
Opening expectations is the place which will decide the future of both the films. It is more or less certain that Raees will lead on Day 1 and that is primarily because of better visibility in terms of promotions. Number of screens are also in favour of Raees with 2900-3000. Kaabil is not far behind with 2200-2300 screens. Both are releasing on a normal working day so Raees is expected to open with 50-55% occupancy while Kaabil is expected to do a 30-35% opening. Both are expected to pick up in the shows after 5 pm because the day after will be a National Holiday. Both the films should enjoy an occupancy of close to 80% from the evening shows. The difference in opening will lead to a difference of 4-5 crores in the opening day figures between Raees and Kaabil. Raees should do a 15-16 crore opening daywhile Kaabil is expected to an 11-12 crore opening day. Republic Day is when the better film will take the lead. Will Kaabil Become Raees Or Raees Will Be Raees At The Box Office? Let’s Wait And Watch!