Riteish Deshmukh's Banjo started slow at the box office on its opening day on Friday. The film witnessed only 10-15 percent occupancy in the morning shows, but gradually picked up a little in the evening.
Banjo, which was released in over 1,200 screens, has collected Rs 1.72 crore at the domestic box office on its first day. "#Banjo Fri 1.72 cr. India biz...Will have to witness massive growth on Sat + Sun for a respectable weekend total," Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Helmed by National-award winning Marathi director Ravi Jadhav, the film was expected to open to a good start considering that it was based on street artists, and boasts of a crowd-pulling cast, including Nargis Fakhri. However, the movie has failed to draw the audience on its first day to the theatres despite the huge buzz surrounding it.
It is expected to witness some growth in business over the weekend, since no other big ticket movies have been released this week.
Banjo revolves around street artists, and the issues and challenges they face to create a niche for themselves in the world of music. The movie has a Maharashtrian flavour to it and has, therefore, witnessed a bigger opening in the state as compared to other states.