The first day collections of Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif-starrer Baar Baar Dekho have arrived, and things aren’t looking too good.
According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the Karan Johar-produced and Nitya Mehra-directed rom-com made Rs 6.81 crore on its opening Friday. He reports that the film did well in multiplexes and will have to show substantial growth over the weekend to make any kind of impression.
#BaarBaarDekho was decent at select plexes... Will have to show substantial growth on Sat+Sun to stay afloat... Fri ₹ 6.81 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 10, 2016
This result is somewhat surprising for a film with big faces both in front of and behind the camera. Baar Baar Dekho was made on a reported budget of Rs 38 crore, without taking into account the Rs 12 crore spent on advertising.
Meanwhile, the Salman Khan-produced Freaky Ali, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, opened to a very insignificant Rs 2.55 crore.
#FreakyAli Fri ₹ 2.55 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 10, 2016
Here is an excerpt from our review of Freaky Ali:
Thankfully, Siddiqui, the actor, soon overcomes the banal storyline and right from the moment he starts his training to become a golfer, we start enjoying his presence. Co-writers Khan and Raj Shaandilya have come up with a modern, fun-filled screenplay that makes the cliched plot not just bearable but enjoyable.
And this is what we have to say about Baar Baar Dekho:
What works for Baar Baar Dekho is its high emotional quotient. Malhotra has restricted himself from going overboard, and that works tremendously in favour of the film. He is relatable, likeable and confident.
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