Of the two, it was Vidya Balan's KAHAANI that everyone expected to embark on at least a decent start, rather than the 40-50 percent opening that the film could muster, even in the metro multiplexes. In fact a large section of the print, web and broadcast media was of the view that the recent National Award for Vidya would translate into a good start for KAHAANI, but it was not so.
Having said that, the positive word of mouth for KAHAANI, especially amongst the elite audience, aided additionally by the 4 and 5 star reviews, would definitely result in a pick up over the weekend.
Even Samir Karnik's high on entertainment quotient, CHAAR DIN KI CHANDNI, could barely garner a 30-40 percent start but was better at single screens of the Hindi belt. Moreover a good feedback for the entertaining CHAAR DIN KI CHANDNI, amongst the massy and younger audience (especially in medium and small centers), may well result in a positive growth in collections over the weekend.