Over a year after the much-liked Toilet Ek Prem Katha, director Shree Narayan Singh is back with a new drama movie Batti Gul Meter Chalu. Like the previous, this one too focuses on a social issue in parallel to a desi love story. The movie stars Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Yami Gautam & Divyendu Sharma in lead roles.
No doubt, Batti Gul Meter Chalu is the major release of this week which has a good initial buzz among fans as well as the audience. With its trailer and promos, the movie has generated good interest in the public, also the music has hit the right note and receiving thumbs up from the listeners.
Interestingly Shahid Kapoor’s last offering Padmaavat was a blockbuster while Shraddha has recently delivered a superhit horror comedy Stree. Also if we include the production house T-Series as well, then they have also tasted a huge success last month with Satyameva Jayate.
So as per the current trend and considering the records, Batti Gul Meter Chalu seems capable to open on a decent note i.e. a range of 7-8 crores at least. It won’t be surprising if Panorama Studios’ presentation scores near 10 crores on the opening day because the major role will be played by word of mouth.
In parallel to it, Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Manto, which also has some buzz among fans and Richa Chadha – Neil Nitin Mukesh’s least-buzzed Ishqeria are also being released on 21 September 2018. Due to a strong content, Manto can collect around 1 crore on Friday, but for Ishqeria, it is very difficult to collect more than 0.10 crore.