Some trade reports suggest that the Atul Sabharwal directed action flick didn’t show any major growth over the weekend, while some say the film has performed reasonably well at the ticket counters
On the opening day of Aurangzeb, Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Aurangzeb has had a lukewarm start. The general feeling was that the film would open fairly well since Arjun Kapoor’s debut film Ishaqzaade was a success and Yash Raj had promoted Aurangzeb well, with the film making a splash after its first promo was launched. Aurangzeb will now have to depend on weekend business to consolidate its position, besides performing well on weekdays too.” And just a few hours ago, he tweeted, “Aurangzeb is below par. Started on a sluggish note and didn’t show any major growth over the weekend. The film is slightly better in Delhi-UP circuit.”
When we checked the box office standing of the Arjun Kapoor-Rishi Kapoor-Prithviraj starrer with the leading exhibitor-distributor, Akshaye Rathi, he was quick to share his view and the film’s BO collections. “Aurangzeb is a classic ‘80s style drama that has had a fairly wide release pan India. For a film that features a one-film-old hero – Arjun Kapoor in the lead, the numbers are fairly good, but if we measure it against the (rather impressive) scale of his debut Ishaqzaade, it could be perceived as a bit of a downer.”
He further adds, “Giving Arjun the benefit of doubt, his performance (as well as those of others) was superb and he is well on his way to becoming ‘the man among the boys’ from his generation of stars who will carry the baton of ‘on-screen machoism’ that Salman Khan, Sunny Deol, Sanjay Dutt etc have been a part of in the previous generation!”
Here’s the weekend breakup – Friday Rs 3.92 crores, Saturday Rs 3.91 crores and Sunday Rs 4.35 crores. Will Aurangzeb be declared a bonafide hit all over in the coming days? Watch this space for more box office updates!