Shah Rukh Khan has performed a double function in lots of movies with Don remembered until date and Fan been rejected by the viewers. Nevertheless 22 years again he had labored in a movie the place he performed a hero in addition to a villain in a double function act, and nonetheless it was a flop on the field workplace. It had motion, comedy, romance, music, feelings, nearly each masala, and furthermore it was a refined piece of labor as nicely with modern VFX at play that enhanced the double function feel and look. Nonetheless, audiences didn’t give it a thumbs up.
The movie in query was Shah Rukh Khan’s Duplicate and it had a number of the greatest within the enterprise coming collectively, what with director Magesh Bhatt holding the baton for a Dharma Manufacturing.
It’s nonetheless baffling that why did the movie not fairly cowl the space as Shah Rukh Khan was on the prime of the sport, promo created good curiosity whereas the songs had been hit too earlier than launch (Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam, Kathai Aankhon Wali, Wah Ji Wah, Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai). Juhi Chawla and Sonali Bendre lent sugar and spice to the proceedings which stored the lots completely happy.
Furthermore, though multiplexes had been but to open up, this Shah Rukh Khan movie had a really multiplex really feel to it with a shiny look and stylish attraction. As a matter of truth the movie didn’t fairly seem to be a Mahesh Bhatt entertainer because the veteran filmmaker was identified extra for his rooted dramas with a gritty narrative and this one was extra of a really feel good entertainer.
One factor that maybe went in opposition to Shah Rukh Khan’s Duplicate was its value of constructing. It was made at a funds of 10 crores, a princely sum again in 1998, and therefore wanted to build up not less than double to get well its prices. Nevertheless, its field workplace returns had been a bit beneath 10 crores, resulting from which the flop tag got here calling. Though it was one of many highest grossers of the yr, the ROI wasn’t there and therefore it failed.
What it did although was forge a superb partnership between Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar. The duo related nicely on the units of the movie and went on to make Kuch Kuch Hota Hai collectively. Launched a number of months down the road in October, it not simply wiped off the deficit attributable to Duplicate however went on so as to add enormous moolah to Dharma coffers by rising as a serious blockbuster that continues to be standard until date.
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