Bollywood Hungama had exclusively reported last month that the first Indo-Nepali film – Prem Geet 3 is all set to be released on Friday, September 23. The announcement got a rousing reception, surprising everyone. The poster, teaser, trailer and even the songs have been noticed and appreciated. Hence, the trade and industry are eagerly looking forward to the film’s release, which will take place two days from now.
And as per sources, the advance booking of Prem Geet 3 is off to a rocking start. A source told Bollywood Hungama, “Prem Geet 3 will be released in 1200 screens across the world, out of which it’ll release in 200 screens in Nepal. It’s the home market where nearly 70-80% of tickets have been sold out already for day 1. An opening of Rs. 2 crores is expected from here. Meanwhile, in India, it’ll be released in 500 screens. Due to the hype as well as National Cinema Day celebrations, tickets will be sold for just Rs. 75, 75% of the tickets have been sold out! We expect it’ll open at around Rs. 1.50 crores.”
The source added, “Prem Geet 3 will also be released in 500 screens, UAE, United Kingdom, Canada, USA, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Japan, South Korea and many other countries in Europe. In these places, an opening of Rs. 2 crores is expected. In short, the opening day numbers would be around Rs. 5.50 crores. This is great news for a film, which has been made in just Rs. 11 crores (Rs. 6 crores being the cost of production and Rs. 5 crores being P&A costs).
Indian filmmaker Subhash Kale, the producer of Prem Geet 3, said, “Prem Geet 3 is the first Indo-Nepali film to be released in cinemas. I was sure it’s an apt film to begin this trend as it has scale, grandeur, emotions and music. It gives me immense joy to see that the film has generated such excitement. I am sure audiences would enjoy seeing this labour of love on the big screen.”
Prem Geet 3 stars Pradeep Khadka and Kristina Gurung in leading roles along with Shiva Shrestha, Maotse Gurung, Sunil Thapa and Manish Raut. It is directed by Santosh Sen and the late Chhetan Gurung. Chhetan Gurung also wrote the film along with Mandeep Gautam. Besides Subhash Kale, Santosh Sen, Prashant Kumar Gupta and Sushama Shiromanee are the producers of Prem Geet 3.