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Simran vs Lucknow Central: Kangana Ranaut's film beats Farhan Akhtar starrer at box office

Kangana Ranaut's Simran is a bit ahead with Farhan Akhtar's Lucknow Central at box office.
Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi September 18, 2017 13:28 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

Kangana Ranaut's much talked about film Hansal Mehta directorial Simran is gearing up slowly at box office, and made a collection of Rs 10.65 crore till Sunday. While Farhan Akhtar's crime thriller Lucknow Central has managed to collect a total of Rs 8.42 crore, which is not too less  than Simran. 

Talking about the business of Farhan's film, movie critic and business analyst Taran Adarsh said that ''Lucknow Central is now dependent on weekdays biz for a decent total... Fri 2.04 cr, Sat 2.82 cr, Sun 3.56 cr. Total: ₹ 8.42 cr. India biz.''


While talking about Kangana's film Taran said, ''Simran needs to maintain on weekdays for a respectable total... Fri 2.77 cr, Sat 3.76 cr, Sun 4.12 cr. Total: ₹ 10.65 cr. India biz.''


This week saw two crucial releases of Bollywood films Simran and Lucknow Central. Simran is a Hansal Mehta directorial which courted controversies even before release. Lucknow Central is helmed by Ranjit Tiwari, which features Farhan Akhtar and Diana Penty in lead roles. The first two days have been fair for both the films. Day 1 saw Simran leading the BO race with a mild difference. But considering that the difference in earnings is not significant, we can say that both the movies are faring well on box office. 

Both movies performed satisfactorily, with Kangana leading the Box Office race. However, Farhan Akhtar is not very far behind.
According to movie critic and analyst Taran Adarsh, Simran grossed Rs. 2.77 crore on its first day, but registered a 35.74 per cent growth over the next day to earn Rs. 3.76 crore on Saturday, hence rounding the total collection to Rs. 6.53 crore in two days.

Meanwhile, Lucknow Central, registering a 38.24 per cent growth over the next day, jumped from Rs. 2.04 crore collection on Friday to Rs. 2.82 crore on the second day, hence achieving a total of Rs. 4.86 crore, as per Taran Adarsh.

Simran stars Kangana Ranaut in the lead role of Praful Patel, a divorced housekeeper in US who enters the murky world of gambling in pursuit of her ambitions. It is helmed by Hansal Mehta. Lucknow Central narrates the story of group of prisoners who form a music band in the jail. It stars Farhan Akhtar and Diana Penty in pivotal roles. 

(With ANI Inputs)