The second month of 2015 is about to end, but one is still looking for that elusive clean hit. Agreed that BABY is an unquestionable success, but cannot be classified as a clean hit, more so due to the high release costs.
However, box-office can throw up huge surprises, and from the most unexpected quarters. Yes, we are indeed talking about the Sriram Raghavan directed Nawazuddin, Varun, Huma and Yami starrer, BADLAPUR.
Coming to the number(s) crunching, after a surprisingly good start, BADLAPUR picked up very well on Saturday and consolidated further on Sunday, with a rock steady performance, despite the key India-South Africa cricket match. The opening weekend looks in the range of 24-25 crore (to be validated), and given the modest all inclusive budget (25 crore), and the quite steady dreaded Monday, it appears that BADLAPUR may well turn out to be the first clean hit of the year, touch wood!
If and when that happens it will for sure send the stocks of Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Varun Dhawan soaring further!