Raja Natwarlal has collected around Rs 5.5 – 6 crore on its opening day at the box office. The film has fared poorly in the North and was below par even in the South-east where it was a holiday for Ganesha Chaturthi.
The reports are mixed, so it remains to be seen if Raja Natwarlal can pick up today (Saturday). Business in North India would have to grow significantly on Saturday and Sunday if the film has to have any chance of recovering costs. Friday was a holiday in Maharashtra and Gujarat and these two states performed better than the rest, so Saturday business is likely to be lower than Friday.
A lot more was expected out of a film like Raja Natwarlal. Unfortunately, the poor response to the music has resulted in the film under-performing on Day 1.
Update 12:02PM: Official figure for Day 1 is Rs 6.11 crore