The coming Friday will see the release of Tapsee Pannu’s NAAM SHABANA, the prequel to BABY. The film is likely to embark on a decent start, given the awareness about the film. The other release of the week, Rahul Bose’s POORNA, based on true life conquests, may appeal to discerning audience at high end multiplexes.
NAAM SHABANA AND POORNA
Meanwhile, last Friday’s Anushka-Diljit venture, PHILLAURI, surprised everyone with an inspired run, netting over 15 crore during the opening weekend. The film has maintained reasonably with low level collections during the weekdays. Given that the film was made at a cost of 21 crore and has already made 12 crore from satellite and music rights, the film should write a success story. PHILLAURI has also performed decently in the overseas grossing $1.25m with £90,000 from UK and $261,000 from the US, during the opening weekend (24-26 March).
The other prominent release of the week, Swara Bhaskar starrer ANAARKALI OF AARAH, failed commercially, despite critical acclaim.
TRAPPED MOVIE STILLS
Coming to the older releases, it was the Vikramaditya Motwani directed Rajkummar Rao starrer TRAPPED, which surprised with a creditable run collecting 75 lakhs from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 10 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.75 lakhs from Surat, 3.15 lakhs from Baroda , 1.25 lakhs from Rajkot, 15 lakhs from Pune, 1.75 lakhs from Goa, 25 lakhs from Delhi city, 7lakhs from Noida, 2.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.50 lakhs from Kanpur, 2.75 lakhs from Lucknow , 1.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 10 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2 lakhs from Faridabad, 3 lakhs from Chandigarh, 1.50 lakhs from Jalandhar, 1.75 lakhs from Ludhiana, 15 lakhs from Calcutta, 1 lakh from Patna, 2 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.15 lakhs from Raipur, 5 lakhs from Indore, 2.50 lakhs from Bhopal, 5 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 5 cinemas unrecieved), 1 lakh from Jodhpur, 10 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1.20lakhs from Aurangabad, 25 lakhs from Bangalore, 1.50 lakhs from Mysore, 1 lakh from Visakhapatnam, 1 lakh from Madras and 1 lakh from Kochi. TRAPPED netted 2.50 crore during the opening week from India, which is a very encouraging and inspiring performance, from an unusual film.
The other major releases of the week Govinda’s AA GAYA HERO and Abbas-Mustan’s MACHINE, were both rejected, with MACHINE being much better, comparatively.
BADRINATH KI DULHANIA MOVIE STILLS
Concluding with the Varun Dhawan and Aliya Bhatt starrer, BADRINATH KI DULHANIA, the film saw a rock steady second week as it collected 3.15 crore from Bombay (collections from other cinemas unrecieved), 1 crore from Ahmedabad, 45.50 lakhs from Surat, 23.50 lakhs from Baroda , 15 lakhs from Rajkot, 80 lakhs from Pune, 13.55 lakhs from Nasik, 12.25 lakhs from Goa, 3.75 lakhs from Belgaum, 2.75 crore from Delhi city, 50 lakhs from Noida, 37.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 27 lakhs from Kanpur, 50 lakhs from Lucknow , 14.50 lakhs from Agra, 10 lakhs from Allahabad, 3.15 lakhs from Aligarh, 18.50 lakhs from Dehradun, 60 lakhs from Gurgaon, 27.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.65 lakhs from Kurukshetra, 5.15 lakhs from Panipat, 22 lakhs from Chandigarh, 9.15 lakhs from Jalandhar, 4 lakhs from Patiala, 7.65 lakhs from Amritsar, 15 lakhs from Ludhiana, 2.55 lakhs from Bhatinda, 3.75 lakhs from Ambala, 1 lakh from Shimla, 1.55 lakhs from Jammu, 85 lakhs from Calcutta, 9 lakhs from Siliguri, 20 lakhs from Patna, 6.15 lakhs from Dhanbad, 10.55 lakhs from Ranchi, 7 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 3.25 lakhs from Guwahati, 32.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 30 lakhs from Raipur, 50 lakhs from Indore, 10 lakhs from Gwalior (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 35 lakhs from Bhopal (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 70 lakhs from Jaipur (collections from 2 cinemas unrecieved), 14.50 lakhs from Jodhpur, 2.75 lakhs from Bikaner, 7.75 lakhs from Ajmer, 16.20 lakhs from Kota, 12.55 lakhs from Udaipur, 55 lakhs from Hyderabad, 10.75 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1 crore from Bangalore, 3.55 lakhs from Mangalore, 3.75 lakhs from Mysore, 2.15 lakhs from Vijayawada, 5.55 lakhs from Visakhapatnam, 2 lakhs from Madras and 3 lakhs from Kochi
. With another 27 crore, BADRINATH KI DULHANIA has netted 101 crore in two weeks from India and is a super hit, the first of the year. BADRINATH KI DULHANIA is also on a good overseas run grossing well over $5m with £385,000 from UK and $1,900,000 from the US, till the third weekend (24-26 March).