All expectations have been surpassed by Raazi as it took a very good opening on Friday. Though the first few shows were on the opening lines as audiences started to settle in, it was a different scenario as the day progressed. The shows started going houseful at many venues and by the time it was the close of day, film had collected a hefty amount.
The first day numbers read a solid 7.53 crore and that is far more than what was expected out of it in the first place. Though the predictions were for the Meghna Gulzar directed film to collect in the range of 4-5 crore, what actually transpired was on an altogether different level. The film has done at least 50% more than what was expected out of it and now the weekend is set to be hefty as well.
The good news for this Alia Bhatt film is that there is by and large appreciation from all quarters and that means word of mouth should add on to the critical acclaim. For a film of this scale, size and budget that has been put together by Junglee and Dharma, the success tag is already guaranteed. What has to be seen is that there does it go from here since an entire week is open right in front of it.
In the season of several back to back successes that the industry is seeing in this winning season, Raazi has added to the celebrations.
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder