A Dabangg 2 hoarding near Sakchi roundabout on Monday. Picture by Bhola Prasad
Fevicol or Zandu Balm, which has more zing? Kareena or Malaika, who has more sizzle? Chulbul Pandey 1 or 2, who is more dabangg?
If you are among those for whom answers to these questions are vitally important, join the queue.
Yes, Jamshedpur is about to queue up for Dabangg 2, directed and produced by Arbaaz Khan, slated for a December 21 release.
Two of the hottest movie destinations, Payal Cinema and Eylex Fun ‘N’ Films, which generally start advance bookings a day before the movie release, are bending their rules to start from December 18.
It gives Chulbul fans three days in hand to book tickets before Fabulous Friday.
Predictions on the Internet spell box-office platinum — Rs 200 crore-plus business.
“Normally, we start advance booking a day before. But we are sure there will be a huge rush for Dabangg 2, which is why we have made extra arrangements. Advance booking will be open at counters from tomorrow,” said Shourish Gupta, general manager, Payal Cinema.
“On an average, there are 20 calls a day that we are taking since Saturday. Dabangg in 2010 was such a huge hit that people are predicting the sequel’s sure-fire success. People don’t want to miss Chulbul Pandey in action,” said Amrita, assistant manager, Eylex.
Payal Cinema will run all five shows — 9.30am, noon, 2.45pm, 5.45pm and 8.45pm. Eylex will start advance booking from Tuesday, but screening details will be put up only by Thursday.
Reema Kagti’s Aamir Khan-Rani Mukherjee-Kareena Kapoor starrer Talaash, which is doing well in its third week at the plex, will suffer as Inspector Suri Shekhawat will have to concede the most shows to Inspector Chulbul Pandey.
Dabangg 2 is already hotting up airwaves — be it the romantic “tere naina bade dagabaaz re” or the raunchy “chipkale saiyaan Fevicol se” — in marriages and parties after the film’s music release on November 15.
YouTube hits and digital downloads make “Fevicol” the flavour of the season.