For those looking forward to catching up on a family movie, there is Goodbye, arriving this Friday. The film’s plot is interesting as it focuses on the funeral of an important family member, the emotions of those who give her a “bidaai”, the age-old traditions and the conflict between the generations. All of this could have been quite overwhelming where the audience would have to endure it all with a heavy heart. That said, filmmaker Vikas Bahl has to be thanked for mixing it all up with humor and instead keeping the narrative so light-hearted, sticking with the promo.
In the process, the film has become more accessible to a larger audience, although anything said and said would still amount to word of mouth. Fireworks at the box office are not to be expected from the opening of the film, since the topic itself has its limits. But with Amitabh Bachchan fronting the show and Rashmika Mandanna (of Pushpa Fame) makes her Bollywood debut as his daughter, there’s good credibility added to the whole build.
Somehow, though, you get the feeling that aggressive marketing and promotion could have pushed the film even further. Since the content promises good earnings, a larger opening day could have been scheduled, which turned out to be the case picu, which started at Rs. 5.30 crores. Hence the reason why the very first day could start with Rs. 2 crores in case of Goodbye. However, it looks like the film should be well received by audiences, with word of mouth coming in handy, meaning growth is in sight over the weekend.
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