‘Firangi’ and ‘Tera Intezaar’ get poor opening despite change in the release date
As Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati‘ got postponed, the makers of ‘Firangi’ and ‘Tera Intezaar’ changed their release date too. Both the films were supposed to release on November 24 but got pushed to December 1, considering that it will help the film get good business at the box office. But unfortunately, this decision has not helped the film in the expected manner. Both the films received a poor opening at the box office.
As per the statistics, Kapil Sharma, Monica Gill and Ishita Dutta-starrer ‘Firangi’ managed to mint only Rs 1.75 to 2 crore approximately on day 1. Considering it is a patriotic film with a twist of comedy, people had high hopes from the film. But critics gave negative reviews to the film and audience too doesn’t seem to be quite interested.
Talking about Sunny Leone and Arbaaz Khan-starrer ‘Tera Intezaar’, the film has failed miserably on the day 1 at the box office. Going by the first day collection of the film, i.e., 40 to 50 lakhs approximately, this film does not seem to hold a bright future at the box office. The date of December 1 seems to be jinxed in some manner. Let’s see what in store for these two films in the coming days. (Also Read:Tera Intezaar movie review: Not what we expected after the ‘intezaar’)
Now, we await the release of Richa Chadha, Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma and Manjot Singh’s ‘Fukrey Returns’ which will be hitting the theatres on December 8. Nawazuddin Siddiqui‘s ‘Monsoon Shootout’ too would be releasing on the same day.
Alia Bhatt's 'Raazi' grows on word of mouth in India and overseas
Alia Bhatt‘s spy thriller ‘Raazi’ is drawing audiences in India and abroad. The movie, which minted Rs 32.94 crore (329.4 million) in India in its opening week, registered $2.03 million on foreign shores.
In India, the film released on May 11.
According to a statement from the makers of the Meghna Gulzar directorial, “the strong word of mouth benefited the film”. It registered Rs 7.53 crore on its opening day, followed by collections of Rs 11.30 crore and Rs. 14.11 crore on the subsequent days of the weekend.
Distributed internationally by Zee Studios International, ‘Raazi’ released in 450 screens across 42 countries, read a statement to IANS.
It released in the UAE on May 10 and all other regions on May 11.
The film minted $2.03 million, of which the business in North America was $869000, UAE/GCC was $574000, UK/Ireland was $210000, Australia and New Zealand was $144000, the statement read.(Also Read: Alia Bhatt’s ‘Raazi’ takes a good start at the box office)
Based on Harinder Sikka’s book “Calling Sehmat”, the story of the film ‘Raazi’ revolves around a young Kashmiri girl who gets married to a Pakistani Army officer and becomes a spy to give inside information about the neighbouring country to protect her own.
“Films are purely driven by content. This film highlights emotions, situations and passions so beautifully that one believes everything the actors are going through,” said Vibha Chopra, Head – Zee Studios International (Film Marketing, Distribution and Acquisition).
“Bringing this brilliance forward to maximum people is what we wanted to do. Raazi is a real story of a girl who has been through this, Experiences are something that should be told and the genius of our cinema should be spoken about globally,” Chopra added.
Produced by Junglee Pictures and Dharma Productions, the film also stars Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapur, Soni Razdan and Jaideep Ahlawat in pivotal roles.
Alia Bhatt's 'Raazi' takes a good start at the box office
Raazi which released this Friday received raving reviews from everywhere. The critics have loved it and so has the audiences. The film has been received with open arms at the box office too.
Raazi earned Rs. 7.53 crores on its first day at the box office. Raazi starring Alia Bhatt in the lead is one of the highest opening days for a film driven by an actress.
Considering it’s a Heroine orientated film, it has done very well in the metros and collections in other major centers are also pretty good. The numbers are growing with each show due to its exceptional word of mouth which works to the favour of the film.
Raazi directed by Meghna Gulzar also stars Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapoor, Jaideep Ahlawat in pivotal roles, is expected to rake in more numbers in its first opening weekend. The film is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Sehmat’ which is inspired by real events