Delhi 6 opens to average collections
The film starring Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Rishi Kapoor, Om Puri, and a host of other theatre artistes opened to 45 per cent collections on the first day at the box office in Mumbai.india Updated: Feb 20, 2009 19:02 IST
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's much awaited Delhi-6, about a young Indian-American's discovery of his roots, opened here today to an average response
The film starring Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Rishi Kapoor, Om Puri, and a host of other theatre artistes opened to 45 per cent collections on the first day at the box office," Girish Wankhede of Cinemax multiplex in suburban Mumbai, said.
The first show at 8 am was nearly houseful with about 80 per cent occupancy, he said.
A R Rahman's music, especially the popular chartbuster Masakali and huge expectations from Mehra and UTV Motion Pictures, makers of hugely successful and critically acclaimed Rang De Basanti, will ensure good opening collections for Delhi-6, trade sources said.
Meanwhile, film critics gave a mixed response to the movie.
"Mehra thinks out of the box and he has proved it once again with Delhi-6," said film critic Taran Adarsh.
He however, felt that the filmmaker disappoints with his new offering while others were of the view that a "weak climax" has affected the movie overall.
Kumar Mohan, Editor of trade magazine 'Complete Cinema' said he did not like the film as there was no clarity in what the filmmaker was trying to convey.
First Published: Feb 20, 2009 18:44 IST