The absence of the youth in theatres even during the holidays is conspicuous in may, but blame it on heat wave that the entire northern belt is reeling under. This is the reason why top producers do not release their films in a big way. However out of the 8 releases this summer, Shootout at Lokhandwala turned out to be a winner. The responses for other releases like Yatra, Life in Metro, Good Boy Bad Boy, Raqeeb, Ek Chatis ki last Local and Cheeni Kum was very poor.
Actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu coupled with Paresh Rawal could not impress audience to patronise Cheeni Kum which released in the same week as Shootout. Yatra was the utter flop. Life in metro could not sustain initial good response.