Varun Dhawan’s October has been receiving a lot of praise from the critics as well as the audience. On its first day, the film had earned Rs 5.04 crore at the box office. And according to the recent tweet shared by film and trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the movie has made a total collection of Rs 12.51 crore.
Taran tweeted, “#October shows a SUPER 48.21% GROWTH on Sat… Metros/plexes are clearly contributing heavily to the revenue… Should continue the upward trend on Sun… Fri 5.04 cr, Sat 7.47 cr. Total: ₹ 12.51 cr. India biz.”
Shoojit Sircar’s movie was expected to pull up its socks during the weekend, according to Taran’s earlier tweet. However, only time will tell if Varun Dhawan’s new movie will be able to repeat the magic of his earlier blockbusters.
Film critic of The Indian Express, Shubhra Gupta, gave an average review to the film and lauded the script’s treatment of the done-to-death romantic genre.
See October box office collection day 2 here:
#October shows a SUPER 48.21% GROWTH on Sat… Metros/plexes are clearly contributing heavily to the revenue… Should continue the upward trend on Sun… Fri 5.04 cr, Sat 7.47 cr. Total: ₹ 12.51 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 15, 2018
“October reminds you strongly of last year’s The Big Sick whose two lead protagonists find themselves spending large chunks of their time in a hospital, she beset by a serious illness, and he trying to figure out stuff.”
“October has a young man trying to figure out stuff, too: this is Dhawan’s most life-like character till now (his last outing was Judwaa 2 in which he plays a version of himself, aping Salman Khan via Govinda). Dan is a fairly trying fellow, always reluctant to buckle down and do the back-breaking scutwork that comes with his territory, always trying to cut corners,” her review read.
October’s primary plot revolves around an ordinary young man called Dan, and how he falls in love with a girl called Shiuli under unusual circumstances forms the rest of the story. October stars Varun Dhawan, newcomer Banita Sandhu and Gitanjali Rao in pivotal roles. The film has been directed by Shoojit Sircar.