‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns’ has opened to a poor response at the domestic box office on Friday. The film took a 20% opening at multiplexes for the morning shows. Business did pick up a bit for the afternoon (25-30%) and early evening shows (40%) at select multiplexes.
Critics have given the Tigmanshu Dhulia directed film a ‘thumbs up’ as it has scored 70 (Very Good) on our review scale – all 12 reviews have been positive so far. The response from the audience too has been pretty good.
While the first day collections are likely to be in the 2-2.25 crore range (very early estimates), expect the film to show good growth in business on Saturday and Sunday. A Kai Po Che like growth over the weekend would mean the film has good chances of crossing the lifetime business of the first film (7.5 cr) in the first weekend itself.
The other release this week – Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga – has proved to be a non-starter at the box office. The film is running on very few shows and Day 1 collections will be in lakhs.