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Kai Po Che opens well at BO, collects Rs. 4.5 crore on opening day

Bollywood Hungama   February 23, 2013
First Published: 13:26 IST(23/2/2013) | Last Updated: 13:59 IST(23/2/2013)

Abhishek Kapoor's Kai Po Che started well at the box office on its very first day. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted saying that the film has so far collected Rs. 4.5 crore on Friday.

"It's an excellent start for a film that does not boast of star names", Adarsh said.

TARAN ADARSH SAYS
Kai Po Che fetched a flying start at multiplexes of major centres. The opening shows in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Delhi-NCR, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Indore, Bhopal, Jaipur and Bangalore ranged from good to very good, with the youth thronging the plexes from the morning shows itself. The fantastic pre-release promotion by UTV, coupled with the tremendous following of writer Chetan Bhagat amongst youth, ensured impressive footfalls at major centres. The response in Punjab and U.P. was not up to the mark. Released in 1,000 screens in India, the business is expected to grow manifold towards the evening/night shows.

On the other hand, Zila GHaziabad opened quite well across single screens of mass belt. Expectedly, the opening was weak at plexes, but the single screen audience, especially in U.P., gave the film a head start due to the action genre.

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Aamir Khan, who is currently busy shooting for P.K. in Jaipur, along with wife Kiran Rao saw UTV Motion Pictures’ Kai Po Che at a special screening organised for him. Apparently, the actor was completely delighted. A source says, “Aamir was really happy with the movie. In fact, both he and Kiran seemed to have enjoyed the film and the subtle message of friendship that it gave out. It was really sweet of him to have taken time out from his busy schedule for the film.”

Ask Aamir about this and the actor says, “We really enjoyed the film. Abhishek (Kapoor) has directed it very well and the cast has done a fantastic job. It has great music too.” AAMIR ENCHANTED



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