Last Friday saw the release of two starkly different films -- Mohit Suri's Malang, and Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Shikara. While the former opened at Rs 6.71 crore, the latter earned Rs 1.15 crore on its first day. It was expected the movie would pick pace during the weekend, but latest reports suggest that the collection of both films remained constant.
The report further stated, "The weekend business of Malang is around 23.50-24 crore nett which is on the lower side as the growth has not really come through. Shikar was pretty much flat on Sunday which probably means the film is not going anywhere. the collections will be under 2 crore nett on Sunday meaning a weekend of around 4.75 crore nett."
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share Malang's collection of previous day and wrote, "#Malang witnesses substantial growth on Day 2, despite #Delhi having limited screenings... Should score on Day 3 [Sun] as well... Eyes ₹ 24 cr [+/-] weekend - the highest for #AdityaRoyKapur [solo hero films]... Fri 6.71 cr, Sat 8.89 cr. Total: ₹ 15.60 cr. #India biz."
For Shikara, Adarsh wrote, "#Shikara improves on Day 2 [rarity for a film starring newcomers]... Needs to gain ground on Day 3 [Sun]... Also needs to hold on to Day 1 levels on Day 4 [Mon] + trend well on remaining weekdays for a decent total... Fri 1.20 cr, Sat 1.85 cr. Total: ₹ 3.05 cr. #India biz."
The crime-thriller marks the reunion of Aditya Roy Kapur and Mohit Suri after romantic saga Aashiqui 2. Indiatvnews.com's movie critic Sonal Gera in her review called Malang a one-time watch. ''Malang' is a one-time affair. Watch it for taking a mini-vacay to Goa (without taking the pain to travel), Kunal Khemu's stellar act, Aditya Roy Kapoor's brilliance, and for its potion-to-the-ears music. Skip it if you are an Anil Kapoor fan''.
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Shikara movie review says, "Watch 'Shikara' for the scenic beauty of Kashmir, Aadil and Sadia's earnest portrayal of Shiv and Shanti, respectively, Vidhu Vinod Chopra's sensitive depiction of a part of his own life, and an important History lesson. The political nuances can take care of themselves."
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