Begum Jaan Declines On Day 2, Collects A Mere Rs 3.50 Crore At The Box-Office

After registering a disappointing figure of Rs 3.94 crore on Day 1, Vidya Balan-starrer Begum Jaan dropped further on Day 2. The total collections of the film till now stand at Rs 7.44 crore

Things just went from bad to worse for Vidya Balan-starrer Begum Jaan. The partition drama began on a dismal note and collected Rs 3.94 crore on Day 1. Just when the makers thought that Day 2 will prove to be a respite, the collections declined.

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Trade expert Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures a while back and wrote, “#BegumJaan declines on Day 2... Fri 3.94 cr, Sat 3.50 cr. Total: ₹ 7.44 cr. India biz (sic).”

He further said that Punjabi film, Manje Bistre, continued to perform well at the box-office.

He wrote, “Punjabi film #ManjeBistre continues its VICTORY MARCH... Is UNSTOPPABLE... Fri 2.25 cr, Sat 2.18 cr. Total: ₹ 4.43 cr (sic).”

Coming back to Begum Jaan, film critic, Khalid Mohamed gave the film 1 star and said, “Vidya Balan gives this brothel drama set in the Partition era plenty of sincerity, but it’s a lost cause full of Bollywood high drama and hysteria. Vidya Balan strives to do her best, acting gutsily as is humanly possible. Snag is that her role permits her to play it in one, tiresome note: loud, loud and louder. Her expressive eyes are unnecessarily abetted by greyish contact lenses, plus the cosmeticised knitted eyebrows don’t help any.”

Talking about the disappointing performance of the film, Ravi Sibal, General Manager, PVR Juhu told us a couple of days ago, "The footfall has been bad for the morning shows. Let's hope there is some good word-of-mouth publicity for the film, which helps it grow through the week. Simply put there is 'No Jaan In This Begum Jaan'."

Trade Analyst and Film distributor Akshaye Rathi said, "I can call Begum Jaan a non-starrer. It's no Dabangg or Sultan that it will give you a huge box-office opening. It will grow over the week on the good word-of-mouth it has got. A 20-22% occupancy in the morning shows is good for such a release, and I hope it will grow as the week progresses."

Watch this space to know what the weekend collections of the film turn out to be.

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