Box Office – Udta Punjab accumulates 45.7 crore in 6 days
By Joginder Tuteja
With 3.4 crore more coming in on Wednesday, Udta Punjab has now accumulated 45.7 crore. Though a daily total in the excess of 4 crore right through the weekdays would have pegged the film for a much higher total, fall in collections – albeit not a major scale – has now brought the film to a stage where 50 crore in Week One is not happening. That said, the film has still managed to bring on the kind of numbers already that seemed like a lifetime sum till about one month back. Yes, an open week with no competition from the past or present warranted a better total but then the genre and execution was for niche.
For Ekta Kapoor though, the film has still managed to wipe away the disappointment of Azhar to some extent at the least. With a success tag on, Udta Punjab has come across as a welcome breather. For director Abhishek Chaubey, the film has now established that he is beyond the world of Ishqiya, and can deliver different stories. Anurag Kashyap and company now have a film in hand which has actually worked well at the Box Office.
Shahid Kapoor can now move on from the disappointment of Shaandaar. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Alia Bhatt now have another win to their name after Ki & Ka and Kapoor and Sons. Diljit Dosanjh too has made his presence felt in Bollywood and now he also has Sardaarji 2 coming in this weekend.
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
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