Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim's Secret Superstar has taken a slow start at the domestic box office. After registering an opening occupancy of around 30 per cent on day one, the inspirational film ended the day on an average note by raking in just Rs 4.80 crore at the ticket window. As trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed on Twitter, "#SecretSuperstar Thu Rs 4.80 crore. India biz. Biz should grow today [Fri]." We had expected a rise in footfalls during the evening and night shows, which would help Secret Superstar collect around Rs 7 - 8 crore on the opening day. But that never happened. The business of the film was primarily affected due to the Diwali day (Laxmi Pujan) release, during which people chose to celebrate the festival with their family at home instead of going to theaters.
But since the film has received rave reviews from all the critics as well as the movie going audience, we expect it to take a fantastic jump in over the weekend. In fact, the day after Diwali, i.e. today (October 20), is always huge for any film. So we expect it to rake in Rs 10 - 15 crore on day 2. We have already seen an increase in footfalls on the second day, so we are sure Secret Superstar will surely overcome this initial hurdle. However, the film will surely face stiff competition from Ajay Devgn's Golmaal Again, which has taken a bumper opening today. But with Secret Superstar being a moderately budgeted film, it'll not be difficult for the film to recover its investments. With more than 1700 screens, the film has primarily targeted the multiplex audiences in the metro cities and it is doing pretty well at these centres.
Directed by debutante Advait Chandan, the film revolves around the story of a young Muslim girl from a conservative. Named Insia, the girl aspires to be a singer but faces restriction from her father. She incidentally crosses the path with music director Shakti Kumar, who helps to achieve her dreams. But what happens next? That's something you will come to know only when you see the movie. Anyway, stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the dope about Secret Superstar right here.
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