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Dear Zindagi starring Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan has collected Rs 8.75 cr on first day. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared, ” #DearZindagi has a STRONG start… Hi-end plexes of major centres contribute maximum… Fri ₹ 8.75 cr [1200 screens]. India biz.”
Earlier, the film saw good occupancy during morning shows. The film saw 45% occupancy in theatres across the country. Gauri Shinde-directed Dear Zindagi was released over 1200 screens in India and over 600 screens in the overseas market, making it a total of 1800 screens.
The film has already created a buzz over the unusual pairing of 51-year old Shah Rukh Khan and 23-year-old Alia Bhatt. The audience is also expecting a good film from Gauri Shinde who earlier directed English Vinglish starring Sridevi.
The film had a midweek release in UAE and collected Rs 1.19 crore on Wednesday. Dear Zindagi is expected to collect Rs 8-10 crore on the first day. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared, ” #DearZindagi had a midweek release in USA [Thanksgiving Weekend]… Collected an IMPRESSIVE $ 172,571 [₹ 1.19 cr] on Wednesday. @Rentrak.”
Meanwhile, it has got rave reviews from the audience and critics alike. People have given it thumbs up and have all praise for film’s lead cast – Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt.
#DearZindagi has a STRONG start… Hi-end plexes of major centres contribute maximum… Fri ₹ 8.75 cr [1200 screens]. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 26, 2016
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 24, 2016
Dear Zindagi also stars Kunal Kapoor, Ali Zafar and Angad Bedi in important roles. Alia Bhatt portrays a modern girl who is endeavouring to find some kind of stability. After going through a series of unsuccessful relationships, Alia finds refuge in Shah Rukh Khan who plays a psychiatrist in the film.
Shubhra Gupta, film critic for The Indian Express wrote, ” What could have been a solid drama with emotional heft—the qualities that made Shinde’s debut ‘English Vinglish’ such an engaging watch–built upon the exploration of the fact that our adulthood is shaped by our childhood in ways we don’t really understand, turns into a kitchen sink talkathon.”