Malayalam film "Bangalore Days" has received an overwhelming response at the box office.
The romantic comedy entertainer, starring Dulquer Salmaan-Nazriya Nazim-Nivin Pauly, has grossed approximately ₹8.5 crore in its first week at the Indian box office. Its share will be around ₹4 to ₹4.5 crore.
"#BangaloreDays - Taken best ever opening for a Malayalam film. 1st week gross (98 screens Kerala,105 Rest of India) = Rs 8.5 Crore approx," entertainment industry tracker Sreedhar Pillai tweeted.
"#BangaloreDays - Rs 8.5 Cr gross approximately is phenomenal. Share will b between Rs 4 to 4.5 Cr! Extraordinary! Congrats @AnjaliMenonFilm," he stated.
The multi starrer, which hit the screens on 30 May, opened to positive feedback from critics as well as from the audience. The film has garnered so much of attention that the makers have planned to add English sub titles in a bid to make it popular among all the audience. The film will be screened with the subtitles from this week. "#BangaloreDays now with english subtitles !! By Friday in all theaters ! Bring your friends !! Spread the cheer to even non malayalees !!," Salmaan tweeted.
"Bangalore Days" revolves around three cousins Arjun (Dulquer), Kuttan (Nivin Pauly) and Divya (Nazriya Nazim), who share a close bond since their childhood. They all move to Bangalore for various reasons and how their life changes thereafter forms the crux of the story.
Critics gave positive reviews to the film calling it a rollicking, fun-filled entertainer. It also won thumbs up from the audience and is doing good business at the box office.
Besides the lead actors, the film has a big cast including Fahadh Faasil, Isha Talwar, Nithya Menen and Parvathy Menon in pivotal roles. There are other actors such as Sajid Yahiya, Vijayaraghavan, Prathap Pothen, Kalpana, Praveena and Rekha in supporting roles.
"Bangalore Days" is directed by Anjali Menon who has worked in films such as "Ustad Hotel" and "Manjadikuru." The rom-com has some scenes, which have been taken from director's life, reported the Times of India. "Like the scene where Nazriya Nazim gets locked up in the balcony, I too was locked up when we moved to Mumbai. It was our neighbours who came to help me," Anjali told the daily.
"The three cousins (Nazriya, Nivin and Dulquer) and the other characters (played by Fahadh, Parvathi and Nithya Menen), these are people who are all around us," she said.
"Bangalore Days" is expected to continue its good run at the box office at least for another week until Mohanlal's much-anticipated film "Koothara" hits screens. Since Mohanlal is a big star, his film will take a grand opening across and it might affect "Bangalore Days" collections.