Close battle LOVEYATRI and ANDHADHUN: Varun Anushka's SUI DHAAGA is a hit!
There is little to choose between this Friday’s Sriram Raghvan directed crime suspense thriller, ANDHADHUN and SKF’s LOVEYATRI, as far as the first day goes. While the occupancies varied between 15-20 percent (an improvement during the latter shows), it was the Ayush-Warina starrer LOVEYATRI which saw a better turnout, especially in the Gujarat-Maharashtra belt, while Ayushmann- Radhika venture ANDHADHUN performed better at an all India level. As things stand, given the better reviews and audience feedback, ANDHADHUN is likely to edge past LOVEYATRI in the long run.
Meanwhile, last week’s moderately budgeted (30 crore) Varun-Anushka starrer SUI DHAAGA- MADE IN INDIA is all set to emerge a hit as it netted a good 62 crore during the opening week from India as well as $2m plus from the overseas during the same period. What must be kept in mind is that the makers, Yash Raj Films’ are also the worldwide distributors and all the rights rest with them.
The other film of the same week as SUI DHAAGA, Vishal Bhardwaj Picture Pvt. Ltd.’s PATAAKHA could not quite make mark netting around 7.50 crore during the opening week from India.