Being Salman Ka Fan Doesn't Help Arjun Kapoor's Tevar

  | January 14, 2015 12:51 IST

A still from Tevar

Tevar, the first big film of 2015, fails to create a lasting impression at the box office in the opening week

Every young Bollywood actor dreams of starring in a masala pot boiler and Arjun Kapoor is no different. But while the masala formula worked for him in the 2014 multi-starrer Gunday, one can't say the same about his latest release Tevar.

Neither have the critics rated the film well and nor has the film's tax free status in Uttar Pradesh been of much help. Arjun may be Salman Ka Fan but there's still some time before he can own the box office with an action film. According to industry insiders, Tevar is an expensive film with almost Rs 50 crores spent on its production and promotions. According to, Tevar had a low Monday with a collection of Rs 3.50 crore nett only.

The first week is the most important for any film and Tevar has collected only Rs 25 crore nett in four days. And while the film pundits think that the film will make almost Rs 33 crore nett in its first week, that amount is still pretty short of the film's budget. So keeping the tradition alive, Tevar, the first big film of the year, is also the year's first flop. One of the reasons could the extended run of Aamir Khan's 2014 film PK. Aamir's release is breaking all the records possible and Arjun is unfortunate to be caught at a time when PK is going strong.