Akshay Kumar's previous release Housefull had embarked on an electrifying start across the nation. In comparison, Khatta Meetha is approx. 60% of Housefull. One key factor that has gone against the film, besides the lack of solid content of course, is the fact that the makers had publicised the film as a full-on comedy, while Khatta Meetha is a satire, with emphasis on drama. The misleading promotion seems to have sent out wrong signals, with several moviegoers feeling dejected.
Khatta Meetha has to fare exceedingly well on Saturday and Sunday (at plexes as well as single screens), if it has to collect a hefty total in its opening weekend.