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Udta Punjab scores high at the box office, earns Rs 33.8cr over weekend

Defying all censor troubles and claims that it defames the state of Punjab, Anurag Kashyap’s Udta Punjab has emerged as the fifth highest weekend grosser of 2016 with Rs 33.8 crore in its kitty.

bollywood Updated: Jun 20, 2016 16:17 IST
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Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh and Kareena Kapoor Khan in a poster of Udta Punjab.
Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh and Kareena Kapoor Khan in a poster of Udta Punjab.

Defying all censor troubles and claims that it defames the state of Punjab, Anurag Kashyap’s Udta Punjab has emerged as the fifth highest weekend grosser of 2016 with Rs 33.8 crore in its kitty.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures Monday afternoon.

After making impressive opening of Rs 10.05 crore, the collections of the film only soared over the weekend. It earned Rs 11.25 crore on Saturday and Rs 12.50 crore on Sunday.

Read: Udta Punjab review

Udta Punjab has garnered a good response in north India owing to the controversy and hype surrounding its theme, but has failed to click with the audience in south and eastern region. “The opening of the film was not that great but the film picked up during the day. It’s a mixed response. The film is doing decent in the north belt especially in Delhi while in Rajasthan, Gujarat and in the eastern belt the response is weak,” said film distributor, Rajesh Thadani.

Read | Udta Punjab: Nothing reforms society like entertainment

The Anurag Kashyap and Ekta Kapoor-produced film grabbed eyeballs even before its release, after it got embroiled in a controversy over the numerous cuts suggested by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Read: How censors made Udta Punjab bleed

The Abhishek Chaubey-directed movie talks about the problem of substance abuse in Punjab through the stories of a high-on-drugs rock star (Shahid Kapoor), a migrant (Alia Bhatt), a doctor (Kareena Kapoor Khan) and a policeman (Diljit Dosanjh).

(With PTI inputs)

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