Comedy entertainer "The Shaukeens" has managed to show some growth on the second day of its release. The film minted over ₹6 crore on the second day and its total two-day collections stand at ₹11.47 crore, according to Bollywood Hungama.
"The Shaukeens," a remake of Basu Chatterjee's 1982 film of the same name, received average reviews from the critics. The film took below average openings by minting ₹5 crore on the opening day. The comedy drama maintained steady business and earned more than ₹6 crore on the second day. It remains to be seen as to how the film fares on Sunday. If "The Shaukeens" holds well on Sunday, the film is expected to mint over ₹16 crore in its opening weekend at the Indian box office. It is set to beat Rani Mukerjee's "Mardaani" opening weekend collections, which amounts to ₹14.46 crore.
The comedy entertainer has performed decent business in multiplexes, while its performance has been disappointing in mass belts, reported Koimoi.
The film is expected to face competition from Shah Rukh Khan's "Happy New Year, " which is still ruling the box office by maintaining steady business. The heist drama has minted over ₹196 crore and is all set to surpass the ₹200 crore mark by next week. The SRK starrer is expected to dominate the screens in its third week and pose strong competition to new releases like "The Shaukeens." It needs to be seen how the Abhishek Sharma directorial performs during its first week.
"The Shaukeens" stars Annu Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Piyush Mishra in lead roles. The comedy drama is about three old men who decide to have enjoyment in their lives. Akshay Kumar has reprised Mithun Chakraborty's character in the original 1982 film, while Lisa Haydon has played the female lead role, which was done by Rati Agnihotri.
Tigmanshu Dhulia has written the screenplay, while the film's music has been composed by Yo Yo Honey Singh, Hard Kaur, Vikram Nagi and Arko Mukherjee. The comedy drama is produced by Ashvin, VardeMurad Khetani, Akshay Kumar and Trilogic Digital Media Ltd.