This week release "War Chhod Na Yaar" (WCNY) has opened on a dull note in Indian theaters. Released in around 740 screens, the film, which is touted as India's first war comedy flick, raked in ₹1.13 crore from domestic box office, according to trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
Director Faraz Haider's debut film "War Chhod Na Yaar" started with just 10 percent occupancy across the theaters.
Actor Sharman Joshi, Sanjay Mishra, Javed Jaffrey, Mukul Dev, Dalip Tahil and Soha Ali Khan are the important characters in the film.
The film which is a satirical take on war has received mixed reviews from critics for its refreshing comedy. The buzz on social media is positive, which might help to increase the collection on second day. [Read the critics review here]
The low start on opening day is majorly due to lack of big star value. But positive word of mouth might help the film to rake in good figures in the opening weekend and before the release of Akshay Kumar's "Boss".
"WCNY" also has advantage at the box office because of the poor performance of Ranbir Kapoor's "Besharam".
"Besharam" which is one week old has seen a drastic fall in its business on second Friday. On Thursday the film had minted ₹1.54 crore, but on the next day the collection dropped to ₹75 lakh.
Adding 11 October earning, the domestic total of "Besharam" is ₹56.11 crore.
"WCNY" release has affected "Besharam" badly at the collection centers. Trade analysts feel that the action comedy film would not rake in more than 5-6 crore from second week run.
"Besharam" directed by Abhinav Kashyap also features Pallavi Sharda, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor.