Despite the pre-release buzz around Govinda's new avatar as a baddie in Kill Dil, the Shaad Ali directorial venture failed to woo the audience to the theatres. The film, that features Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra and Ali Zafar in lead roles, managed collect just Rs 20 crore over the first weekend.
"Kill Dil hit about 1,800 screens on November 14 and the budget was about Rs 25 to 30 crore. It has collected approximately Rs 20 crore in three days. We were expecting more from it. It hasn’t been appreciated by people," Rajesh Thadani of Multimedia Combines said.
MS Sathyu’s 1970s directorial Garam Hawa, starring Balraj Sahni, Shaukat Azmi, Gita Siddharth and Farooq Shaikh, was also re-released on Friday. While it was appreciated by the niche audience, it didn’t create fireworks at the box office. "It earned between Rs 5 and Rs 10 lakh. It is only for niche audiences," Thadani added.