After making a lot of buzz, John Abraham starrer Pagalpanti opened to poor numbers on Friday. According to a report on Box Office India, the film collected only Rs 5 crore on its first day which is still decent considering the fact that the film had terrible collections in the morning. The film saw a growth in the evening collection and manged to put the figure at Rs 5 crore.
The film has to double up its game on Saturday if it wants to remain in the race which will be difficult as it is a mass comedy but the mass centers have not performed well. Therefore it is unlikely that they will double the numbers on Saturday.
The bigger multiplexes have the potential to double up the numbers but it will be a surprise if that happens as the content of the film is not for that audience. The film has also been getting mostly negative reviews.
The business of the film is generally low in all circuits with Mumbai at around Rs 1.60 crore, Delhi / UP at Rs 1.15 crore and East Punjab at Rs 49 lakh. The collections in Rajasthan, CP Berar and CI are also low with none of these circuits going over Rs 30 lakh.
Released yesterday on 22 November, Pagalpanti boasts of a huge star cast. It features John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Ileana D’Cruz, Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda, Urvashi Rautela and Saurabh Shukla.
The film is directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Abhishek Pathak, Krishan Kumar and Kumar Mangat.
Bazmee has earlier collaborated with Anil on a number of films, including blockbusters No Entry (2005) and Welcome (2007). Interestingly, Anil has shared screen space with both Ileana and John in Anees Bazmee’s films; he worked with Ileana in Mubarakan and with John in Welcome Back.
Check out the trailer of the film below: