The movie, starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Rakul Preet Singh, is anticipated to open slowly today.
The movie Doctor G, starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Rakul Preet Singh, will soon be released. After a series of following setbacks, the movie is ultimately released. This Ayushmann-led film explores yet another taboo subject, this time the journey of a male gynecologist and the challenges he faces. This social dramedy is similar to several of Ayushmann Khurrana’s earlier comedic films that tackle serious societal concerns. This time, though, things are significantly different because the movie is coming out after the Covid-19 pandemic, which caused a sea change in how people watched movies.
An Ayushmann Khurrana-starring film dealing with a taboo issue would ideally open at around the Rs. 8–10 crore net threshold in a pre-pandemic environment. Since the epidemic, fewer people have chosen to view these movies because most people have switched to digital media. Since only viewers over the age of 18 are permitted to watch the movie, Doctor G is under additional performance pressure, which lowers his potential as a whole. The number is extremely depressing given that the target demographic for Doctor G is high-end multiplexes, which includes a sizable audience who loves to buy tickets in advance. Doctor G has presold about 19000 tickets from 3 major multiplex chains.
Given the current circumstances, where producers are attempting to screen their films at subsidized prices in order to enhance cinema traction, the average ticket price is also cheap. The only source of revenue for the movie will be walk-ins to evening and late-night performances, and the growth rate on day 2 will indicate whether or not the movie will last a long time. It would be interesting to see whether or not the movie will comfortably outperform the actor’s two most recent films, Chandigarh Kare Aashiquii and Anek.
This weekend, Doctor G and the Kannada blockbuster Kantara will both be released in dubbed versions. According to cinema chains, Kantara has almost 20% more advance reservations than Doctor G. The movie is anticipated to receive support from mass circuits, where Kantara might be the top pick for potential moviegoers.