Why did Karzzzz Flop at the Box Office

Today is the sixth day of Himesh Reshammiya starrer Karzzzz‘s release and the verdict is loud and clear: at the box office, Karzzzz is an Utterrrr Flopppp. The signs were evident two days prior to the 17th October release when Prasads Multiplex at Hyderabad, one of the busiest and hardest multiplex to get tickets for any averagly decent film, recorded slow advance booking. However, I felt the single screens would be a better barometer given Himesh’s craze among the masses and dislike among the so-called classes. But looks like even the masses have rejected the film. Why?

Himesh’s songs, voice, and of course his avatar with the cap have been a craze so far. Our office-boy is a hard core fan of Himesh and always wears a cap listening to his songs on the mobile even though he is not bald. Critics et al might say that Karzzzz flopped because it was madly remade without much creativity [true], or that the problem is it was unacceptable to see Himesh replace the then young, handsome, and dynamic Rishi Kapoor as Monty [true], or the music just didn’t live up to the cult-following standard of the original Karz musical score [true]. While all these reasons definitely have an element of truth in them, I feel the reason is that Himesh Reshammiya did not have his lucky charm—the Cap.

It is the Cap, yes with a capital C for honors, that made Himesh look like the comman man’s hero. Unfortunately, he choose to look like a city-based always-at-the-pubs-and-multilpex-type baffoon/howla and with that the charm of Himesh Reshammiya has gone. Seriously, although indiafm.com first brought the first-look of Karzzzz and called HR’s new look smashing…I thought he looked like a fool trying to be something he is not. HR could have become a uniquie Mass Hero who always wears a cap in his movies (like the cowboy ones).

Legend has it that the film industry runs more on sentiment and less on story….and Himesh Reshammiya broke his own sentiment. Same songs, cap get-up, a different story and HR would have delivered another Super-Hit and we would have had a new Mass Star, alas it is not.  Better luck next time HR!

Karzzzz Reduced to Ashes; as on 24/10/2008:

Karzzzz is down to just two single screen theaters in Hyderabad City and no shows in any Multiplex. This is a complete disaster and Himesh Reshammiya needs to do a serious re-think of strategy.

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13 Comments »

  1. no cap its madcap said

    no cap this ..the movie was destined to be a flop ..a wednesday changed the viewers outlook towards cinema and if pvr and t series think that they can make money out of films like contract and karzzz they are sadly mistaken

  2. ranjit said

    In my opinion thats is super duper hit in my side supop fantastic outstanding mindblowin n hsistory in all charts ………………

  3. Vineet said

    I hate Himesh Reshamiya from the core of my heart..I just hate him!

  4. raaj gurung said

    IN MY POINT OF VIEW THIS FILM COULDNT BEAT THE OLD ONE DIRECTED BY SUBASH GHAI….THE FILM SIMPLY BORING AND HAS NO ANY SUSPENSE THRILL AND ATTRACTION TO PUBLIC. TOO MANY SONG WHICH MAKES THE PUBLIC FEEL SLEEPY WITH THE SAME PATTERN SUNG BY HIMESH…! I DONT LIKE THIS FILM AT ALL..! THE OLD ONE WITH RISHI KAPOOR, RAJ KIRAN AND SIMMI GARWEL ….ONE OF THE BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER OF ALL TIME..!

  5. ravi said

    karz is the biggest blockbuster of the year. people cant believe this bacause sach hamesha kadava hota hai

  6. ravi said

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ssssuuuupppeeeerrrrr dddddduuuuuuuupppppppppeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrr hhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttttttttttttt

  7. meet said

    this movie is ratandan and rostos..rubbish to the core how can anyone like this film?

  8. shuaib said

    outstandind performance by himesh,but direction was not up to the point

  9. Nitin Gokhale said

    I think this movie didn’t work because Himesh was not wearing his Cap and the Director did not make necessary changes in the story.

  10. Puja said

    This will was very very entertaininG. Himesh & Urmila acted reaaly well. Infact after watching this film I got the DVD og the old Kaez to watch & compare. In my opinion the old Karz was just ok…whereas Himesh’s karz was full of excitement, color, great acting, great songs…..he is a STAR…KING OF MUSIC…BUT NOT A BAD ACTOR EITHER…
    LOVE YOUR WORK HIMESH….KEEP IT UP….YOUR FANS ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU!!!

  11. k.k said

    karzzzzzzzzzzzz is the bigest hitttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt of the year

  12. Monty said

    Himesh is the greatest music director than R.D. Burman…..
    Keep roking himesh….
    dont wory karzzzz is the best film…

  13. This movie was the worst one i have ever seen in my entire life…with/without cap…it is just a flop!

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