Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Alia Bhatt bring together a magnum opus film In Gangubai Kathiawadi and it was meant for bigger screens. With such two big names attached to the film, audience was suppose to give it some chance in cinemas and that is what happened over opening weekend.
Film has opened to 30-35% occupancy in Maharashtra and Gujarat circuit in addition to decent opening all over. Film grew through out the day as reviews were good too.
Film collected 10.50 cr nett on opening day. Film was suppose to grow on day two and film jumped big on Saturday with 25% growth.
Film is fantastic in numbers especially Maharashtra and Gujarat. Film collected 13.32 cr nett which is fab number with two day total of 23.82 cr nett. Film is heading for 39-40 cr nett plus number over weekend and that means a clear cut Hit status.
Few cynics are crying about death of bollywood at box office but things will change when few biggies will arrive which are as massy as some so called big south films are! And Gangubai marks just the beginning of that phase.