According to trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh, Aladdin is dominating in the Indian market. Faring much, much better than Hindi releases, but it can do with higher numbers thanks to the merits and genre.
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Aladdin is directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) from a screenplay by John August (Dark Shadows, Big Fish) based on the 1992 animated film Aladdin and stories from "One Thousand and One Nights". The characters, too, will be familiar: "street rat" Aladdin (Mena Massoud), princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), evil vizier Jafar (Marwan Kenzari) and his parrot, the flying carpet, Abu the monkey. The only real change is Will Smith's genie, who talks at a more easygoing pace - a boring but understandable decision to not try and replicate Robin Williams' manic patter in the original. Summer vacations plus family-friendly content should ensure growth on day 2 and day 3. Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) stars as Princess Jasmine, the Sultan's lovely daughter who wants to have a say in how she lives her life with Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express) as Jafar, an evil sorcerer who devises a nefarious plot to unseat the Sultan and rule Agrabah himself. In his greed to become to most powerful sorcerer in the world, Jafar becomes a genie enslaved in a lamp.