Ajay Devgn and Emran Hashmi’s film Baadshaho is off to a good start at the box-office. The first day collections of the period action-thriller is a good sign that the film will move ahead in the right direction. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Baadshaho starts on a SOLID NOTE… Fri ₹ 12.03 cr. India biz… Biz should only grow stronger on Sat and Sun.”
Milan Luthria directorial Baadshaho released on Friday. The period heist film, produced by Bhushan Kumar, stars Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Ileana D’Cruz, Vidyut Jammwal and Esha Gupta. Ajay and Emraan are coming together on the big screen for the third time for Baadshaho after Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai and Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji. The film is set during the Emergency period (1975-77) but it is less of a period film and more of an action thriller.
#Baadshaho starts on a SOLID NOTE… Fri ₹ 12.03 cr. India biz… Biz should only grow stronger on Sat and Sun.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 2, 2017
Baadshaho released on 3242 screens worldwide. Among these, 2800 screens are in India and 442 are abroad. That is in line with the star cast of this film. Baadshaho’s real competition will be Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Shubh Mangal Saavdhan which also released on September 1. Last week’s release Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer A Gentleman is fizzling out already. In comparison, Bareilly Ki Barfi is doing better even though it released on August 18.
Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta had this to say about the film, “The women are decorative. D’Cruz is togged out in regal chiffons, one of which remain spotless through the long proceedings. Her make-up stays intact too. Gupta’s role (she hangs out with the three ‘khazana chors’) seems to have been created simply to include a second pretty face. But we don’t blink, because we know these are all masala movie imperatives.”
“Ajay Devgn’s film will definitely be the highest earner this week with a double digit opening on the first day. Baadshaho is expected to earn around Rs 10 crore or maybe more on Friday,” trade analyst Girish Johar had said about the film.