'The Shaukeens' gave an average performance at the box-office. With collections of approximately 5 crores at the domestic box-office, the film with Akshay Kumar making an extended cameo is expected to earn better over the weekend.
This film is directed by Abhishek Sharma and is meant to be a modern day remake of the original 1982 release 'Shaukeen'. Starring Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra and Lisa Haydon, this film received mixed reviews from critics. This comedy drama may succeed with numbers at the box-office depending on positive word of mouth. Akshay Kumar doesn't play the lead role in this film and so the earnings cannot be compared to the other Akshay Kumar starrers that prove to be box-office hits.
'Happy New Year' which has been around for three weeks since its release will remain as 'The Shaukeens' only competition considering that Randeep Hooda and Nandana Sen starrer 'Rang Rasiya' fared very poorly at the box-office and may not appeal to the masses.