Even though director Abhinav Kashyap has blamed the media and those with vested interests for the negativity around Besharam (Read article), the audience verdict is out. The film has crashed at the box office on its second day by more than 60%. Even at places where it performed very well on Wednesday, have dropped quite significantly on Day 2.
A exhibitor just told us “its like a normal Thursday today, nothing like Day 2 collections”. What he meant was, the second day business of Besharam was like a normal Thursday for other films, i.e 7th day after release.
The story is similar all over. Circuits like Mysore, where recent Ranbir Kapoor films have gone from strength to strength over the weekend, have fallen heavily.
Early estimates suggest that the second day business of Besharam will be around 7 – 8 crore net, which is a drop of 60-65% from Wednesday. Even though Thursday was a normal working day, these are early signs that the audience has rejected the film.
Besharam is almost certain to fall well short of the 100 crore mark. Saturday and Sunday will decide if the film will go on to be a average grosser or Ranbir Kapoor’s first disaster.