In the times when several south films are seeing a dubbed Hindi release, it’s surprising that the same hasn’t been done for Ved as yet. The film is a blockbuster in Marathi and is keeping the audiences engaged all over Maharashtra with consistently excellent collections coming in on a daily basis. Moreover, across the country there is no other Hindi film in the running except for holdover releases Drishyam 2, Cirkus and Bhediya. That’s not all; the only other Bollywood release between now and Pathaan [25th January] is Kuttey.
In this scenario, it was prudent that Ved also sees a Hindi dubbed version arriving in theatres. After all, the lead cast Riteish Deshmukh is a predominantly Bollywood actor and Genelia Deshmukh too has done several Hindi films. Both of them are a much-loved couple in real and reel life, and whenever they have come together [Tujhe Meri Kasam, Masti, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya], they have delivered a success. Also, the subject and genre (romantic drama) too are such that it can find very good audience on a pan-India level as well.
Hence, one just hopes that the decision is taken fast to dub the film and release in Hindi. The momentum is there, as can be seen with the original Marathi release gaining Rs 5.70 crores on Sunday and that has pushed the overall total to Rs 33.42 crores. This is huge indeed and with the film being a bonafide success, it would further make sense to enhance its popularity and bring it closer to pan-India audience as well.
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources