Salman Khan's 'Race 3' Releases Today. Will it be a Huge Blockbuster ?

Trade experts and critics weigh in on Salman Khan's Eid release 'Race 3' co-starring Bobby Deol and Anil Kapoor
Salman Khan's 'Race 3' Releases Today. Will it be a Huge Blockbuster ?

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Salman  Khan and Eid  go hand in hand.  And we all know this superstar Khan  owns  the  Eid  weekend. So   how  big is  Race 3 going to be? According  to  an actor who watched  the  film at its first screening, “Race 3 lacks the strong powerful persuasive  content  of Salman’s Sultan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and even  Tiger Zinda Hai. But it’s  a terrific time-passer and a fabulous  blues-chaser with  amazing speed and sound. It doesn’t give you a chance to  mull over  the logistics.  It’s like one  rush of  a rollercoaster  joyride, exhilarating, it leaves  you a bit shaken with its relentless attempts at  doing a  Rohit Shetty on a Abbas-Mustan plot.”

So how big is  Race 3  going to be  at  the  box-office? Very  big, says trade analyst Atul Mohan. “Looks like Salman is in the mood to continue from where he left in Tiger Zinda Hai. People want him doing  a lot of action  and he is going to deliver that with Race 3 which is obvious from promos. Race as a franchise is also successful and Salman’s  entry in the  franchise has only elevated its prospects. The combination of Eid and Salman Khan we all know is successful. Director Remo D’Souza is also successful with ABCD series in his kitty. With the widest possible release I expect the opening day to be highest for 2018 in the range of 35-40 crore."

However  film critic  Raja Sen disagrees with Mohan, “I don't think it can be Salman's biggest simply because it's not looked at as a Salman film. It's an ensemble film, which is not something Salman's done a lot recently. Also, I'm a bit alarmed ever since I saw Bobby Deol's body in the trailer. It looks loud and manic and the film is clearly trying to be Dhoom, but the silly lines and weak heroines already let it down.”

Film exhibitor Manoj Desai who owns the  twin Gaiety-Galaxy says, “I think Race 3 will be  a  big hit. That’s why I’ve booked both Gaiety and Galaxy  to screen Race 3. But of course  the final decision  lies  with the audience.”

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