Box office Battle: Jai Mummy Di to Compete with Hollywood Release Dr Dolittle
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Box office Battle: Jai Mummy Di to Compete with Hollywood Release Dr Dolittle

While the box office this week looks tepid, the big releases will be here next week

With Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak underperforming at  the  box-office  last week and Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji  roaring ahead  at the box-office, especially in Maharashtra,  the  only  real competition  for  Luv Ranjan and T Series’ comedy Jai Mummy Di releasing on Friday, is the  favourite  fable of  Dr Dolittle being given an  all-new avatar by director Stephen  Gaghan with Avengers’ superstar Robert Downey Jr in  the  title  role.

Dr Dolittle  dubbed in three Indian languages Hindi, Tamil and Telugu,  is expected  to be  a   huge success among younger audiences. Trade  experts say, Dr Dolittle would  steal away a large chunk of the audience from Tanhaji in  the  10-16 age-group while the rest of the  movie-going demography will be curious  about  Jai Mummy Di which  shifts  the focus  of courtship conflict from the  young lovebirds Sonnali Seygall and  Sunny Singh ( the guy who played Titu in Sonu Ke Titu ki Sweety) to their screen-moms played by Supriya Pathak and Poonam Dhillon. While the premise looks interesting, lack of good promotions and face value may go against the film.

Producer Luv Ranjan who  earlier collaborated  with T Series for  the super-successful Sonu Ki Titu Ki Sweety  describes Jai Mummy Di as a  high-concept comedy. “It’s not enough  to provide laughter in a comedy. The humour must come from a place where audiences have  not been  before. I think  the  fights between Supriyaji and Poonamji are the  highlights of the film.” So far we’ve only seen  the fathers  of lovers going at one another’s throat. Now it’s the mothers’ turn.

Next week is a big one for the box office. Varun Dhawan’s Street Dancer 3D with Shraddha Kapoor will fight Kangana Ranaut’s Panga while the last week of January will see Saif Ali Khan in a new avatar in Jawani Jaaneman.