Alia Bhatt’s political thriller Raazi that minted Rs 7.53 crore on its first day at the box office has shown 50% growth at the box office on its second day. The Meghna Gulzar directorial earned Rs 11.30 crore on Saturday, taking the total to Rs 18.83 crore. The film has been getting positive reviews from critics and it seems, the word of mouth promotion is working in its favour. And if trade analysts are to be believed, the movie will perform even better in the coming days.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#Raazi continues its SPLENDID RUN… Witnesses 50.07% growth on Sat… The SUPER-STRONG word of mouth is translating into SUPER-SOLID biz… Expected to collect ₹ 31 cr+ in its opening weekend… Fri 7.53 cr, Sat 11.30 cr. Total: ₹ 18.83 cr. India biz.”
#Raazi continues its SPLENDID RUN… Witnesses 50.07% growth on Sat… The SUPER-STRONG word of mouth is translating into SUPER-SOLID biz… Expected to collect ₹ 31 cr+ in its opening weekend… Fri 7.53 cr, Sat 11.30 cr. Total: ₹ 18.83 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 13, 2018
Analyst Girish Johar had predicted that the film would make around Rs 5 crore on the first day. However, the Alia Bhatt starrer has surpassed the expected numbers by a good margin.
“The trailer and the songs have generated ample buzz but Raazi is also a huge step away from the hardcore commercial flicks. It is therefore expected to serve a limited multiplex audience,” Girish Johar had said.
The Indian Express film critic Shalini Langer gave a positive review to the movie and said that a film like Raazi needs to be made.
“Meghna paces the film well, fleshing out the characters who make up the Sayed family, into which Sehmat is married, and then gradually turning up the tension as the bride’s cover wears thin. While the ease with which Sehmat sends messages across the border, duping so many people at so many levels, in one of the most high-security houses in the country, is a little dubious, the film is at least professional and thorough about it. It covers most details economically, and doesn’t spare Sehmat the dirt,” her review read.
Raazi stars Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Soni Razdan, Rajit Kapur and Jaideep Ahlawat in significant roles.