Director Tigmanshu Dhulia hits the bull’s eyes with this gripping thriller
After receiving unanimous praise from both critics and audiences, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s recently released thriller Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns – starring Irrfan Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Jimmy Shergill and Mahie Gill – has done well at the box office too. The collections of the movie suddenly picked up on Saturday, perhaps because of the word-of-mouth publicity and thanks to social networking sites – as those who watched the film on the first day started raving about Dhulia’s compelling cinematic creation.
In the first two days of its release, SBAGR managed to earn Rs 7.76 crores. It netted Rs 3.51 crores on Friday and Rs 4.25 crores on Saturday. The response to the sequel was good in Mumbai, Delhi, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. Trade experts and analysts believe that the film should ideally make Rs 10-12 crores on the first weekend itself, though the figures for Sunday have not yet been announced. The other release of the week Saare Jahaan Se Mehenga did not manage to garner much attention at the BO as it earned a dismal Rs 15-20 lakhs.