Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan Has A Low First Week, One Expected Better


By Joginder Tuteja

Even if one leaves aside biggie notable Bollywood releases of 2017 [Raees, Jolly LLB 2, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Kaabil, Rangoon] which have come from a reputed production house with a major star in there, Begum Jaan has collected the lowest numbers when compared to the rest. The film brought in 17.65 crore* in its first week and this is how it stands when compared to the other major releases of the year so far:

Naam Shabana – 27.18 crore

Commando 2 – 23.07 crore

Phillauri – 22.68 crore

OK Jaanu – 19.50 crore

Begum Jaan – 17.65 crore*

Begum Jaan

Considering the fact that Vishesh Films is backing Begum Jaan and Vidya Balan features as the central protagonist, expectations are indeed for a bigger and better number. Yes, from the recovery perspective, the producers are safe due to low production cost and other recoveries. However, when a film is made for theatrical viewing, one does expect it to be actually seen by people inside a theater and not just on the small screens.

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