Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in 'Tamasha'PR Handout

Director Imtiaz Ali's much-awaited movie "Tamasha" has launched with a bang at the Indian box office on the first day. The movie is set to become the biggest opener for actor Ranbir Kapoor.

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"Tamasha" has been creating a positive buzz in the media ever since it was announced. Its promos garnered a decent amount of attention for the film. The makers have had a massive promotion for the film, which registered over 45% advance booking for its opening day a day before its release.

Amidst huge hype and promotions, the Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starrer released across 2100 screens across the country. The movie has got a fantabulous response at the ticket counters everywhere. The film registered an average of 55% occupancy in both single screens and multiplexes in the morning shows. It ran to packed houses in several centres around the country.

The Imtiaz Ali-directed romance drama has received positive response from the audience across the country. Word of mouth is expected to take its business upwards in the afternoon and evening shows. As per early trends, "Tamasha" is likely to collect more than Rs 20+ crore at the Indian box office on the first day of its release

Ranbir Kapoor's "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" (YJHD), which was released in 3100 screens in the domestic market on 31 May 2013, has a collection of Rs 19.81 crore at the Indian box office on its first day. The film has been the biggest opener for the actor. His later releases like "Besharam" smashed this record by collecting Rs 21.56 crore.

After seeing the hype surrounding the movie, trade analysts had predicted that "Tamasha" would get an earth-shattering response and beat the records of "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" and "Besharam". The early trends show the movie may beat the records going to become the biggest opener for Ranbir Kapoor.

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