This Friday released Hindi films Simran, Lucknow Central and Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi have opened to a disastrous note than expected on Friday and received mixed review from critics. On Saturday, all three have witnessed little jump in footfalls but still remained dull at box office.
Directed by the promising director Hansal Mehta, Simran is the story of a Gujarati girl who is a housekeeper in US and gets involved in the world of crime. The titular character is played by Kangana Ranaut who has given excellent performance as always, but still many critics haven’t found it worthy.
On Friday, Simran got low occupancy 15-20% across the country on 1500 screens and did the business of only 2.77 crores. Then on Saturday due to initial buzz, it recorded decent jump and minted the amount of 3.76 crores. With this, it’s 2 days domestic total has become 6.53 crores.
On the other hand, the adjacent release prison escape drama Lucknow Central is directed by debutant Ranjit Tiwari and inspired by a true incident. Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Gippy Grewal, Ronit Roy, Deepak Dobriyal and more talented actors starrer this film has also got failed to impress most of the critics.
On the opening day, it reported similar occupancy as Simran on 1200 screens and did the business of 2.04 crores. Then on Saturday with decent growth, Lucknow Central raked the business of 2.82 crores and raised it’s 2 days total collection to 4.86 crores at domestic box office.
The third one with least buzz, Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi is a romantic comedy and starring Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vir Das and Payal Ghosh in lead roles. With almost negative reviews, it did the business of 0.50 crore on Friday. Then on Saturday with slight rise, the film garnered 0.60 crore and raised it’s 2 days total to 1.10 crore.