April 25, 2016

FAN (Movie) 2016 is a Hit or Flop? Why? Postmortem!

First of all let's talk straight without beating around the bush. FAN is an outright Flop and is long time coming in Shah Rukh Khan's career. Yes, he has few disappointments in past but all his recent films have at least managed Above Average or Semi Hit status. If film gains that status it is considered as plus film in trade. In case of FAN it is an outright flop. Even for film to attain below average business it has to do some miraculous business from here on.

Now many have sent queries such as why FAN is a Flop? Why audiences have simply rejected the film?

We are pointing out few reasons below -

1. FAN second half is below the mark as already mentioned in our movie review. FAN first half is good and looks convincing. But second half is big disappointment and word of mouth spread like fire from the end of first show itself. Hardly few people found 2nd half good and those might be the die-hard ones.

2. Film is devoid of songs and chartbuster numbers. Jabra Fan song was a HIT but that was also not included in the film. This factor might be the reason behind film fared poorly in interiors and B and C Centers.

3. Trust value of  Shah Rukh Khan is decreased in recent times because of movies like Happy New Year and Dilwale. It is not like that audiences don't love SRK in masala entertainer, otherwise Chennai Express would not have been a huge grosser. But, HNY and Dilwale received mixed word of mouth and audiences huge expectations are not fulfilled with both these films. Hence, neutral audiences become more cautious. HNY still collected well because of Chennai Express wave at that time and promos were well cut. But Dilwale under-performed.

4. FAN Teaser and Trailer. We think it is one of the most important factor. FAN teaser and trailer suggested film is specially made for SRK fans only and hence, neutral audiences didn't show much interest in first weekend of theatrical run. And those who are planning to watch it later, didn't, as already word of mouth is out by then.

5. Shah Rukh Khan intolerant comment. We think section of audience who didn't watch FAN because of intolerant comment should be minuscule.

6. Big success of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Bajirao Mastani, Airlift, Neerja, The Jungle Book, in recent times suggest content rich film are on demand for Indian Audiences.

So, is SRK career is over? Absolutely not. He is still ruling the box office. One debacle doesn't change anything at all. Only he needs a good content rich film and he will be back with bang. May be Raees is that? Who knows? 


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28 comments:

  1. I think, the overall market and stardom of SRK has declined too, thanks to the rise of Salman Khan since last 5-6 years. Aamir Khan has stable fan following. (If I talk about the 3 Khans only)

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    1. Film might have underperformed. Understandable. But what you say is absolutely wrong. He still rules overseas and a non festive movie like fan is getting over 10 million dollars is something you better agree. And trust me not even Salman Khan would have made this much collection for Fan.

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    2. Shahrukh khan has the biggest fan following accross the world.. n these thinga are all bullshit... his performance was outstanding film

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  2. Team, Stop degrading SRK. Why you guys are behind him? Fan was never meant to be a blockbuster. Why then this post mortem?

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    1. Didnt meant to be a blockbuster in d hindsight... Agreed . But it also didnt meant to be a flop either ????

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    2. Fan was never meant to be a blockbuster hmmm to kis lie 3500 screen me release dia tha naach ne ke lie???? Kis lie 105 cr ka budget tha charity ke lie???? Or tera srk ne q profit me share leta hai mujra karne ke lie?????

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    3. SRK is not a Star anymore he don't have the courage to face Sultan however while Raees clash with Kaabil it will prove there are only 2 Khans who rules box office and SRK is far behind.

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  3. Thank u admin ....for say true srk is king raees will be back with a bang ...but fan srk acting rock..

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  4. I agree with the trust value factor ....

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  5. Ankur any review about Housefull 3 trailer ? and any prediction about opening day collections of Housefull 3 ?

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  6. Dear All Readers,

    My view on FAN

    Yes, as Ankur said, FAN is undoubtedly a FLOP when we consider the BO collection. A movie of 105crs budget collects 80crs after 2nd weekend and in all probability it will be in the range of 85-86crs then it must b tagged as FLOP. No denial of this fact. Here, I won't even try to give any excuse like non holiday, no songs or dance, or any other reason which generally a fan should give. Yes, as a true fan I don't have any issue to accept that SRK has tasted a BO failure after really long 11yrs (last was paheli in 2005).

    But here comes the tricky part like gaurav said asli drama to ab shuru hoga.

    1. Who else has got his first BO FLOP after a huge gap of 11yrs?

    2. SRK dared to do the experimental kind of cinema and he failed BO wise just like in Swades. So does it mean Swades was a crap or bullshit. Obviously NO. FAN has been applauded, for SRK performance from every possible critic reviews. So it can be easily said that FAN is a success in terms of cinematic experiment. Atleast someone tried to do something out of the box. Remember only those people fall who dares to walk.

    3. Has SRK stardom (Read career, like most brainless haters say) ended with FAN debacle??? My take did SRK vanished after swades??? No boy, SRK is not just a wonder of few movies or belongs to filmy family. A young energetic dynamic average looking guy from Delhi came in late 80s and has reached to this worldwide stardom n success due to his hard work, determination n dedication. Only he dared to play grey characters when every leafing actor was playing safe romantic charming chocolaty hero roles. SRK has every time came back n came hard whenever he faced a failure either it's BO or quality roles. This time it's a BO success which is not a difficult to achieve with a typical Bollywood masala entertainer. He can do this at any time without much effort like he did CE.

    4. AS a SRK fan I m immensely satisfied that after few really ordinary performances like HNY n Dilwale he showed the old srk again I'm terms of acting by his superlative portrayal of Gaurav in FAN. I m happy that he has some really quality films lined up like Raees, anand l rai next, intiyax Ali next, Aditya Chopra next, gauri shinde next, Don 3 n lots more.

    5. To all fans, chahe kisi v actor k ho, will Smith said a very meaningful line: "If you can't b with me in my failure then you don't deserve to b with me in my success."

    So guyz always stand like a rock with your favorite actors be it failure or success. I stood with SRK in supersuccess phase, I stood with him in failure phase and I stand with him today as well tomorrow also. Proud to b a SRK FAN.

    From a true FAN.

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    1. Dear Kunal... Very very well said... U r a true SRK FAN.. We are publishing your comment as article. Hope you have no issue on that?

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    2. Dear Ankur,

      I wish to show my deepest gratitude to you n your team for considering my comment as an article. It's really a honor for me. Thank you so much.

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    3. Kunal bhai great job srk rocks jab awards ki baat ati. Acheche acheche srk ke 1000 saal Peche hogaye hai

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  7. Thanks kunal....srk is one only no body even close to srk he is true actor .....

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  8. भाई 11 साल में 13 हिट कोई बड़ी बात नही हे, राजेश खन्ना ने 15 हिट दी थी वो केवल 4 साल में दी थी। वेसे भी ज्यादातर फ़िल्म शाहरुख़ की हॉलिडे रिलीज हे। जिसमे यदि रा वन और दिलवाले नार्मल रिलीज होती तो फ्लॉप भी हो सकती थी। सलमान भी जब साल में 3, 4 मूवी लाता था तो फ्लॉप होती थी। इसका मतलब ये नही की शाहरुख़ की कोई अचीवमेंट नही बिलकुल हे। पर सारे एक्टर का अपना अपना तरीका होता हे फ़िल्म करने का और हमको सबकी रेस्पेक्ट करना चाहिए भले किसी के भी फेन हो। सलमान का लगातार 5 ब्लॉकबस्टर और अक्षय की एक साल में 4 हिट भी बड़ी अचीवमेंट हे आमिर ने 100 ,200,300 करोड़ की शुरुवात की ये उसकी हे उसी तरह से शाहरुख़ की भी 13 लगातार हिट की रहेगी। लेकिन जब अक्की की s26 और बेबी 100 करोड़ नही करी थी जेनर की वजह से , अब ये बात फेन के बार सबको समझ में आ गयी होगी।

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  9. Kunai, we are also fan too but not like you stupid to acknowledge the truth. You say after paheli, it's only one that disappointed in box office. I guess u don't understand box office. Let me make you clear. Hit n flop depends on the return money for distributor not producer for big movie. Producers already bagged money for big movies so it's only return money for distributor decided hit n flop. Ra1 , swades , dilwale and now Fan entail huge loss to the distributors. So let's correct your statistics. Let's pray RAAEES came with the bang.

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    1. The truth is before fan, DILWALE, HNY, RA ONE, SWADES have already cost dearly to the distributors and exhibitors in various parts of INDIA. Producers make profits by selling the distribution rights even before movie releases and that too in a huge sum of money, what about the money recovered and distributors share, don't they deserve to earn or at least not lose to term a movie hit, average or hit status. Simple example DILWALE was sold for 4 CRORES to GOPI KRISHNA movies, Nepal and it recovered just about half, hence a big Flop in Nepal ( it's counted in UP, BIHAR rights). Admin. If we take all those hardly 5-6 movies are clean universal hits of SRK in last 11 yrs, forget Salman whatever he did in last 5-6 all are clean superhits.

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  10. Dilwale and hny all played their part..srk is talented and will bounce back..He be more cautious with his movies now.

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  11. yes Srk will back with bang And slap pn the face of heterzs

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  12. hopeless movie. very boring even in TV.

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  13. You nonsense don't know wts hit or flop of a film earns double than its budget than its a hit and fan's budget is 13 million$ and movie has collected 26 million $ and its still running you hater go and check on Wikipedia

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  14. HNY Dil Wale and fan all are commercially successful and fan is critically acclaimed as well

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  15. Well said brother, u really wrote something meanfull which I want all srk sir understand n which most of the media's fail to understand. Nice one

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