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Vidya Balan plays a titular role of a madam of a brothel who tries to protect 11 sex workers in the face of a looming crisis post India-Pakistan partition. Vidya Balan’s much-awaited film Begum Jaan has finally released. The remake of Srijit Mukherji’s Bengali film Rajkahini, Begum Jaan released on around 900-1100 screens on Friday. The film started on a decent note on its opening day. It saw around 15% occupancy on the morning shows, reported the media.
Vidya Balan plays a titular role of a madam of a brothel who tries to protect 11 sex workers in the face of a looming crisis post India-Pakistan partition. The film is expected to collect Rs 3-4 crore on its day one.Trade pundit Akshaye Rathi earlier told indianexpress.com, “The film will be screened at around 1100 to 1150 theatres. So, on the first day, looking at the screens, I don’t expect the film to earn more than 3.5 to 4 crores on day one, by the weekend, it might earn Rs 10-11 crores.
The film has been made with a low budget of around 14-15 crores and must have recovered half of the money by selling off satellite and music rights.” The film will face some tough competition from The Fate of the Furious that also released this week. The film has already collected Rs 22.50 crore. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed, ” Wed previews 8.50 cr, Thu 14 cr. As per reports, the first day box office collection tolled to around 3 crores.