Varun Dhawan starrer "Badlapur" has taken a good start in India and in overseas market too it has opened on a good note.
The crime drama has opened with largely ecstatic reviews in India. "Badlapur" features Varun and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in key roles. The story of the film revolves around the character Raghu (played by Varun) who takes revenge from his wife's (played by Yami Gautam) killer Liak (played by Nawazuddin).
Varun has managed to steal the limelight for his raw performance in "Badlapur". While the reviews are very much in the favour the film, it remains to be seen how the film performs at the box office.
"Badlapur" has released on a normal Friday and in just 1700 screens approximately across India. Despite good reviews, the film has started on a slow note and the morning show's occupancy was just 25 to 30%in theaters. However, the occupancy increased in the afternoon shows.
And with good reviews coming in, the occupancy is expected to increase further in the evening and night shows.
Nevertheless, in international market the film has started on a good note. In the Gulf region the film was released on Thursday itself and along with rave reviews the opening day collection is also good.
"#Badlapur - UAE & GCC [revised total]: Thu AED 500,000 [₹ 84.74 lacs]. Very good!" trade analysts Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Badlapur" is looking for a good weekend in India as well as in the international market.
Meanwhile, "Badlapur" is a small budget film and has been made on a budget of just 25 crore. If it holds up well at the box office then it will be able to earn the production by the weekend itself.
"It is being said that the film has cost Rs. 50 crores to the makers (Eros and Dinesh Vijan). This is sheer nonsense and doesn't carry any basis whatsoever. The film has been made at around Rs. 16 crores with Rs. 9 crores set aside for P&A (Print and Advertising). This comes to around Rs. 25 crores, which is just perfect for a film like Badlapur which is commercial in its own way," a well-placed source informed Bollywood Hungama.