Honsla Rakh had an amazing opening in East Punjab, and Delhi City was also quite good, marking the first time in Hindi circuits. The film has benefited from the Dusshera vacation, but to see such a positive response despite capacity restrictions is incredible.
These capacity limitations will be a stumbling block in the evenings, when most concerts might easily fill to capacity. Even if the film is more on the metropolitan side, the opening in smaller centres is also extremely strong. In Delhi (for Punjabi movies), Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, and Amritsar, Honsla Rakh is legendary.
The film’s goal will be to surpass Shadaa’s 2.43 crore nett opening in India, which is the highest for a Punjabi film. This is on the cards for now, but there will be capacity concerns later in the day, limiting the amount of people who can travel higher than Shadaa outside of East Punjab.
Carry On Jatta 2 is the next greatest opener with 2.37 crore nett, but this film retains the record for the best opening in East Punjab with 2.01 crore nett, and if Honsla Rakh beats this, it will be a remarkable achievement. In the East Punjab belt, Shadaa collected 1.90 crore nett.