No one has ever accused Indians (be they in Mera Bharat Mahaan or in Amreeka) of possessing even a semblance of class.
As I’ve said often, the essence of Indians is their Chutiyaness.
Nowhere is the Indian Chutiyaness more evident than in their unbounded love for trashy Bollywood movies.
Trashier the Indian movie the bigger its box office collections.
When that rare good movie like Mardaani hits the screen, Indians collectively raise their middle finger in disapproval.
So I’m not surprised that Mardaani has fared poorly at the U.S. box office.
For the opening August 22-24, 2014 weekend, Mardaani grossed a mere $144,348 from 76 screens.
Here’s how Mardaani fared at the U.S. box office compared to a few prominent Bollywood films: