"Raanjhanaa" which marks south star Dhanush's entry into Bollywood, has received an amazing response on the second day of its release.
The love saga also starring Sonam Kapoor in the lead role earned ₹6.75 crore on Saturday, taking the two day total to ₹11.87 crore.
"#Raanjhanaa *actuals* Fri ₹5.12 cr, Sat ₹6.75 cr. Total: ₹11.87 cr. Superb jump!" trade analyst Taran Adarsh said.
Since the opening day, the film has witnessed a huge jump in collections at the domestic and international box offices, particularly on Saturday.
"UK: Fri £ 18,890, Sat £ 30,569. Total: £ 49,459 [₹45.22 lacs]. AUSTRALIA: Fri A$ 9,068, Sat A$ 14,167. Total: A$ 23,235 [₹12.69 lacs]. UAE & GCC: Thu AED 142,000, Fri AED 232,000, Sat AED 150,000," Adarsh tweeted.
"Raanjhanaa" was made on a budget of ₹35 crore and with the increase in its collections on each passing day, the film might earn the production cost in its first week.
Apart from film critics and audiences, the film and the actors' performances have garnered appreciation from B-town celebrities. Before the release, Aamir Khan and Ranbir Kapoor appreciated the Dhanush's and Sonam's roles. And now, Anil Kapoor, Sonam's father, has also praised the film and his daughter's performance.
"The biggest compliment for me was when my dad saw the film...and usually he is my biggest critic....He told me, 'There is not one false moment from you'," Sonam said.
Also, Neil Nitin Mukesh also showered praises on the actress. "Sonam in Raanjhanaa is completely transformed. I can see the change in her. I feel it would be like a new beginning for her. It's like what happened to Karisma Kapoor after Raja Hindustani or Shabana Azmi in Arth," he said, according to Bollywood Hungama.