People are raving about Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan’s latest release Dear Zindagi. While the actors are getting all the praise for their effortless and charming performances, director Gauri Shinde is also being hailed for connecting with the audience once again. Her first film English Vinglish tug at the strings of hearts of the viewers and became a hit. But turns out, Dear Zindagi is going to be an even bigger hit than English Vinglish, as it is all set to cross the box office collection of the Sridevi film today.
English Vinglish, back in 2012, opened to a whopping 2.5 crore, and Dear Zindagi to Rs 8.75 crores. EV was a comeback for Sridevi and fans rushed into theaters to see their favourite actress again on screen. Impressed by the film, word of mouth was positive, and helped film gain momentum. The lifetime collection of English Vinglish was Rs 40 crores. But guess what? Alia’s Dear Zindagi’s 4 day collection is Rs 36.75 crore, and will without a doubt crosse 40 on the fifth day. We are just waiting for the official numbers to come in.
We do agree that Dear Zindagi will speak to a larger set of audience. It will attract millennial as it stars the gen next heroine Alia Bhatt. And then of course there are loyal SRK fans. The power of two combined with a crisp story and good music is bringing in numbers like never before for Alia or Gauri. English Vinglish had a limited audience, and for that matter the film did exceptionally well. Seriously, the movie will be called a classic year later. But for now Dear Zindagi is the winner in terms of numbers. Also Read:Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt discussing the title of Imtiaz Ali’s next will make you go crazy with curiosity