While Priyanka Chopra's much-hyped remake of 1973 film Zanjeer couldn't really take off at the box-office, Parineeti Chopra's Shuddh Desi Romance picked up, thanks to the positive word of mouth.
Zanjeer remake made on the budget of approx Rs 70 cr garnered approx Rs 3.75-4 crore on Friday. Shuddh Desi Romance on the other hand earned approx 7 cr at the box office. It was made on a budget of approx Rs 30 cr.
"This week’s new release – Zanjeer failed to perform up to the mark on its Day 1 i.e. 1st Friday at the Domestic Box Office. Despite getting a wider release, the film saw a below average occupancy not just in the morning and afternoon shows but the entire day! As per early estimates, Zanjeer made a business of about 3.75-4 crores yesterday, which is quite disappointing," writes trade website Koimoi.com.
Shuddh Desi Romance on the other hand, has managed to woo the audience with its out-of-the-box treatment.
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