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First Weekend Box Office Collection of Begum Jaan
The Srijit Mukherji-directed film released on Good Friday, which was a holiday and was expected to benefit from the extended weekend. The film ‘Begum Jaan’ is an adaptation of the original Bengali film ‘Rajkahini’, which had Rituparna Sengupta in the lead role. Starring Gauhar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Chunky Pandey, Naseeruddin Shah and many others, ‘Begum Jaan’ rides high on its powerful dialogues penned by Kausar Munir and Rahat Indori. However, talking about its box office report, the film Begum Jaan had a low weekend at the Box Office as it collected Rs. 11.44 crore*.
This means it has 4 crore* more came for the film on Sunday and since there hasn’t really been much of a jump from Saturday to Sunday, weekdays would be looked at very closely. The film is actually performing on expected lines since one was never seeing a major haul coming for the Srijit Mukherjee directed affair that is centered on a dark and depressing era. Had it been a festival film or a documentary, it would have possibly worked for a certain segment of audiences. However, from the commercial standpoint, it is doing the kind of business that is in line with the genre.
From that perspective, Vishesh Films did well to keep the budget of the film restricted and also got a credible actress like Vidya Balan as the leading lady so that it could boast of certain face value and bring in minimal audience at the least. That said, considering the fact that one prefers to watch a film in theaters for an entertainment value, the wait has become a tad longer to see beelines in front of the theaters.