With 10 cr collection on day one, ‘Udta Punjab’ hardly flies during box office

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After a prolonged scuffle with a bury board, Udta Punjab non-stop during a theatres on Friday to a lukewarm response, generally in single-screen cinema halls. But a argumentative film appears to have left an clarity on a minds of moviegoers.

The initial response of a film, that addresses a emanate of drug threat in Punjab, left a distributors unhappy on Day One, notwithstanding a controversy. The film has finished comparatively good in multi-plexes.

“The opening is only normal and we consider a film will only collect about Rs.8 to 9 crore on a initial day, that is subsequent a expectation. The opening has positively not been enlivening deliberation a controversy,” distributor Rajesh Thadani told IANS.

The film, starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh, got a far-reaching recover in around 2,000 screens.


Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in Udta Punjab. Youtube shade grab.

Thadani added: “The film has not non-stop good in singular screens and even in multiplexes, a film has non-stop good only in a few pockets.”

“Considering a controversies there were some-more expectancy from a film in terms of a box bureau opening though strangely a numbers are not unequivocally encouraging,” he said.

The film’s recover was raid with difficulty after a Central Board of Film Certification initial suggested 89 cuts, though after a Revising Committee asked for 13 cuts.

The makers changed a Bombay High Court that on Monday overruled a CBFC-recommended cuts and privileged it for recover with only one cut and 3 disclaimers by a filmmakers.

The Supreme Court on Thursday privileged a approach for a recover after it refused to retard a Bombay High Court sequence permitting a release. The Punjab and Haryana High Court also discharged petitions seeking a stay on it.

However, a troubles didn’t finish there. The film was leaked online before a central release, with co-producer Anurag Kashyap hinting during “vested interests” behind a online leak.

The film tries to move out how a high of drugs is engulfing a younger era in a northern state of Punjab.

A film distributor from Punjab, Surendra Saluja told IANS: “The opening shows were not that good though a subsequent shows went houseful.”

Saluja said: “Now many of a shows are houseful in multiplexes though there is a vital dump in singular screens.”

According to Manoj Desai, Executive Director of Gaiety Galaxy and Maratha Mandir Cinema, Udta Punjab incited out to be a vital let down during singular shade theatre.

“The opening has been around 50 per cent. It’s a vital let down. Most of them have even walked out of a film during interval. we don’t consider a film will collect adult in a singular screens,” Desai said.

The distributors competence not be ecstatic with a initial response, though movie-goers have been full of regard about a Abhishek Chaubey directorial.

Young movie-buffs, after examination a film, told reporters, “I don’t know because CBFC was opposite a recover of a film,” while another pronounced that a “film was shining with good performances by Alia and Shahid”.

The film has elicited certain response from a critics as well. Rajeev Masand pronounced that “It is not a good film though gives a clarity of reality”, while film consultant Anupama Chopra tweeted that “In Udta Punjab, fact meets novella seamlessly. The film contingency be seen.”

CBFC arch Pahlaj Nihalani also wished success for a makers of Udta Punjab.

He told reporters: “My good wishes are with a makers and a producers of Udta Punjab. we wish it gets good success.”

The film is co-produced by Phanton Films and Balaji Motion Pictures.