Sonam Kapoor’s career is finally flying high, and how! Her superlative performance in Neerja is fast translating into money at the box office: The Ram Madhvani-directed biopic earned an impressive Rs 4.70 crore on Friday, the first day of its release.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the film’s first day figures.
#Neerja Fri ₹ 4.70 cr [700 theatres/limited shows]. India biz... Expect biz to zoom upwards on Sat and Sun... Quality cinema triumphs!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 20, 2016
Neerja’s opening day collection is even more impressive considering that it released only on 700 screens pan India. It is expected to do better over the weekend thanks to a strong word-of-mouth publicity.
#Neerja: Biz witnessed SUPER growth towards evening/night shows. Numbers multiplied rapidly, especially at metros.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 20, 2016
#Neerja: Strong merits + Superb word of mouth + Glowing reviews spread like wild fire, even before Day 1 could come to a close... contd.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 20, 2016
The film, which was released on February 19, received tremendous support from industry insiders as they boldly came out in support of Fear versus Neerja campaign.
Sonam Kapoor plays Pan Am Flight 73’s chief purser Neerja Bhanot in the film, while Shabana Azmi and Yogendra Tiku play her parents.
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