Too many releases ruin the BO game!

By Hindustan Times

On Friday Shabana Azmi could have been part of three films. If sources are to be believed she was offered three of the films released on February 1. They were Mahesh Kodiyal's Mai, Avinash Kumar Singh's Listen...Amaya and Deepa Mehta's Midnight's Children. Shabana Azmi accepted only Mehta's film which has received a lukewarm reception.

The other two emotionally-galvanized films are struggling for survival at the box office. For no fault of theirs. They came in a cluster along with Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroop which is the only film among the plethora of releases to get an audience.

The question that every sane film-loving member of the film fraternity should ask is, what is the rationale behind releasing as many as 4-5 films on one Friday? Is the audience expected to see so many films during the same week?

No, says trade expert Taran Adars