Alia Bhatt-Vicky Kaushal starrer Raazi got released in theatres May 11 and witnessed decent occupancy on its first day. The movie made good box office collection on the first day despite releasing in the limited number of screens.
Raazi opened up to positive reviews from the critics. The spy thriller reportedly enjoyed 25 percent occupancy on its opening day, which is not bad as it's a non-masala film. Moreover, it has only Alia Bhatt as a big star among the cast.
Meghna Gulzar's directorial earned Rs 7.53 crore on its first day. The film was expected to have an opening of around Rs 5.50 crore, but the first-day collection is higher than expected. With a limited screen count of around 1,500, the movie based on real-life events, managed to pull audience thanks to the impressive trailer and congratulatory reviews.
"Power of SOLID CONTENT... #Raazi starts Day 1 with a BIG BANG... The EXCEPTIONAL word of mouth should result in a FANTASTIC opening weekend... Fri ₹ 7.53 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
With a strong word of mouth, Raazi is expected to witness much better business at the domestic market over the weekend. Being the only hyped Bollywood movie to have released this Friday, Raazi remained more or less devoid of any competition.
However, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor starrer 102 Not Out apparently claimed a good share of the audience. Directed by Gulzar, Raazi is likely to make good moolah over the coming days as no other big movies releasing in next week.
This is the second movie of Alia, wherein she plays the sole lead. Earlier, Highway had presented her with the responsibility of pulling off a film on her own shoulder alone. Highway had made over Rs 3 crore collection at the box office on its day 1.