After faring poorly at the box office on its first day, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Athiya Shetty starrer Motichoor Chaknachoor witnessed disappointing figures on Saturday and Sunday. The second and third day saw a rise in collection but not enough to lift the film up.
According to a report on Box Office India, while the film collected Rs 30 lakh on Friday, it collected Rs 50 lakh and Rs 60 lakh on its second and third day putting the total collection of first weekend at Rs 1.40 crore.
The film’s first day collection was lower than the collections of even Hollywood releases. Ford And Ferrari collected around 75-80 lakh on the same day when Motichoor Chaknachoor collected Rs 30 lakh . The other Hollywood release Charlies Angels was poor with around 50-55 lakh on day one but still better than Motichoor Chaknachoor.
The film is a romantic comedy therefore should attract the audience and has even got decent reviews. But the primary reason for poor business seems to be the lack of awareness. The audience does not know that such a film exists and whoever knows is not aware that it has already released on 15th November.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala that was released on 8th November saw a remarkable jump in its business on Saturday and Sunday. While the film collected Rs 3,76 crore on its second Friday, it collected Rs 6.73 crore and Rs 8.01 crore on second Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Sidharth Malhotra’s Marjaavaan also saw a growth in its business on Saturday and Sunday. The film that saw a collection of Rs 7.03 crore on its first day, collected Rs 7.21 crore and Rs 10.18 crore on Saturday and Sunday respectively putting the total collection at Rs 24.42 crore.
Coming back to Motichoor Chaknachoor, the film follows the story of a 36 years old man who tries to find a wife and a young girl who wants to get married to a man who works abroad so that she can also live in a foreign country.
The film stars Nawazuddin Siqqiui and Athiya Shetty in lead roles while Vibha Chibber, Navni Parihar, Vivek Mishra, Karuna Pandey, Sanjeev Vats, Abhishek Rawat, Sapna Sand and Usha Nagar appear in supporting roles.
Directed by Debamitra Biswal and produced by Rajiv and Kiran Bhatia, film released on 15 November.