Bollywood movie Mirzya starring Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher failed to show growth on Saturday and the movie could not cross even Rs 5 crore at the Indian box office in two days.
Amidst huge promotion and expectations, the Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directed movie was released in 1700 screens across the domestic market on Oct. 7. Mirzya opened to a lukewarm response in both the single screens and Multiplexes and fetched disappointing numbers on Friday. The movie collected Rs 2.20 crore nett at the Indian box office on the first day of its release.
The Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher starrer received superb talk from both audience and critics and the word of mouth was expected to take its business upwards on Saturday. But instead of growth, Mirzya saw around 4 percent drop in its collection, which came as a shock for many in the film industry.
Mirzya has collected Rs 2.10 crore nett at the Indian box office on its second day and its domestic total has reached Rs 4.30 crore nett. Taran Adarsh tweeted: "#Mirzya FAILS to witness growth on Day 2... DECLINED on Sat, after a DISMAL Fri... Fri 2.20 cr, Sat 2.10 cr. Total: ₹ 4.30 cr. India biz."
Mirzya is one of the most-talked Bollywood movies of 2016 and it was hyped for several good reasons. Firstly, the movie marked debut of Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan Kapoor and actress Usha Kiran's daughter Saiyami Kher. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's direction, Gulzar's story based on Mirza Sahiban's folklore and its brilliant production values featured in its promos are some of other aspects for the hype.
Along with the other new release Tutak Tutak Tutiya, Mirzya was expected to halt the dream run of the last week's release – MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. But the movie failed to do so and its two-day collection is even half of the business of the MS Dhoni's biopic, which has collected Rs 9.27 crore at the Indian box office on its second Friday and Saturday.