Kahaani 2
Kahaani 2 first day box office collection: Vidya Balan’s film gets average opening response. Pictured: Kahaani 2 stillTwitter

Vidya Balan's much-hyped movie Kahaani 2 (Kahani 2) has received good response at the Indian box office on the first day. The movie will beat the opening day collection record of Kahaani.

Kahaani 2 is the second installment in the Kahaani film series. The huge success of its first installment had generated a lot of hype and expectations around the second installment. The makers have had massive promotion for the film. But the hype and publicity did not translate into big bucks, as the movie recorded poor advance booking for its opening day.

The Sujoy Ghosh-directed movie was released in over 1,200 cinema halls across the domestic market today. Kahaani 2 registered an average of 25 to 35 percent of occupancy in the multiplexes in the morning shows. The movie garnered positive talk from the audience and the word of mouth boosted its collection in the afternoon and evening shows across the country.

Early trends shows that Kahaani 2 has collected Rs 4 to Rs 5 crore nett at the Indian box office on the first day. The movie has become the biggest opener in the Kahaani film series, beating the record of the first installment, which fetched Rs 2.95 crore nett at the domestic box office on its opening day.

The audience, who watched Kahaani 2 in the first show, say that the movie boasts of a thrilling and intriguing script, brilliant performances by Vidya Balan and Arjun Rampal and good production values. The word of mouth will help the movie go on from strength to strength over the weekend. The film will beat the record of Kahaani, which collected Rs 13.83 crore at the Indian box office in the first weekend.