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.
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).”
#BegumJaan declines on Day 2... Fri 3.94 cr, Sat 3.50 cr. Total: ₹ 7.44 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 16, 2017
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).”
Punjabi film #ManjeBistre continues its VICTORY MARCH... Is UNSTOPPABLE... Fri 2.25 cr, Sat 2.18 cr. Total: ₹ 4.43 cr.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 16, 2017
Coming back to Begum Jaan, SpotboyE.com 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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