Despite having a star cast of the most renowned names of Bollywood, Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starrer 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu' had a dull start at the box office. The film is helmed by Shree Narayan Singh, and not long after 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha', the director is back with yet another drama based on a social issue.
However, to everyone's surprise, the Day 1 collection of the film is quite less. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh believes that if the film has to do well, then it will have to multiply two or threefold over the weekend. At the end of day 1, 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu' has managed to mint around Rs. 6.76 crores. Tweeting the news, Taran Adarsh wrote " #BattiGulMeterChalu has a low Day 1, despite partial holiday... Biz will have to multiply two-fold or three-fold on Day 2 and Day 3 for a respectable weekend total... Fri 6.76 cr. India biz. #BGMC.”
Here's the tweet!
However, there are a number of positives on the side of the film, considering the fact that the director of the film Shree Narayan Singh who has been basking the success of 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' while Shahid Kapoor continues to entertain with his powerhouse performances, especially after his last film, 'Padmaavat'. And as for Shraddha Kapoor, her recent film 'Stree' fared well at the box office crossing the Rs. 150 Crore mark worldwide. The comedy-drama film revolves around the social issues and highlights the exorbitant rates of electricity bills one has to pay. The film was earlier slated to release on September 14, but due to various reasons, the release of the film was postponed to September 21. However, if reports are to be believed then the main reason was to avoid the film's clash with Kajol's 'Helicopter Eela', the makers of which also deferred its release date due to director Pradeep Sarkar's health.
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