Tumhari Sulu: Here’s the first day collection of Vidya Balan-starrer
Vidya Balan has made a smashing entry into our hearts with ‘Tumhari Sulu’, where she plays a character of a housewife who turns an RJ, adding wings to her dreams. The movie released yesterday, and has opened from mixed to positive reviews. And now, we have our hands on the first day collection of the same.
Given that very few women-centric movies make it far in Bollywood, it comes as no surprise that the first day collection of ‘Tumhari Sulu’ is low, despite a topic of a housewife making a career, which should resonate with the masses. It collected Rs 2.75 crore, which is quite low. However, let’s not judge the box office collection by first day only, as this collection is more than that of ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’. ‘Hindi Medium’ and ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’, all of which turned out to be hits.
Anyway, ‘Tumhari Sulu’ has already recovered its budget through satellite rights, in-film branding and more. Thus, the collections are already a profit. Now how much profit can it incur, is to be seen. (Also Read:Tumhari Sulu movie review: All heart with added bouts of melodrama)
Maybe word of mouth will bring in more moolah for the Vidya Balan-starrer. Let’s wait and watch. The movie also stars Neha Dhupia and Manav Kaul in pivotal roles.
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