R Madhavan, who had all his heart set on his latest release Saala Khadoos, doesn’t seem to have impressed the viewers to a great extent. The film, which brought in a new subject did not stand up to the expectations of its fans, has not got off to a greats opening at the box office.
Saala Khadoos, which is a launchpad of real life boxer Ritika Singh, earned a mere Rs. 1.28 cr on day one of its release. The second day collection of the film were Rs. 2.09 cr. The film, which was also released in Tamil earned Rs. 91 lacs, from the Tamil version. One Saturday (January 30) the Tamil version earned Rs. 1.45 cr., ,making a total of Rs. 2.36 cr.
The total business has went up to Rs. 5.73 cr which were Rs. 2.19 cr, as per the first day figures. (Read: Saala Khadoos Vs Mastizaade: Watch the audience reaction to Sunny Leone and Madhavan’s films)
The film, which clashed at the box office with Sunny Leone’s Mastizaade, seemed to have been affected by its contemporary.
Taking the business figures to Twitter, Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted:
#SaalaKhadoos Fri ₹ 1.28 cr. Tamil version: ₹ 91 lacs. Total: ₹ 2.19 cr. India biz… Gulf $ 110,000 [₹ 74.68 lacs].
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 30, 2016
As per his latest tweet:
#SaalaKhadoos [Hindi] Fri 1.28 cr, Sat 2.09 cr. Total: ₹ 3.37 cr. [Tamil] Fri 91 L, Sat 1.45 cr. Total: ₹ 2.36 cr. Grand total: ₹ 5.73 cr.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 31, 2016
Indian Express’ critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film two stars. She wrote in her review, “From frame one, ‘Saala Khadoos’ seals the possibility of surprises. Everything is by-the-numbers, and you can pretty much predict what’s going to happen next. That’s what stops the film from rising above the ordinary, despite the fresh faces of the two girls who have leading parts, as well as the more experienced, bulked-up turn from R Madhavan.” (Also read: Saala Khadoos review: From frame one, Madhavan’s film seals the possibility of surprises)
Co-produced by Madhavan and Rajkumar Hirani, the film has been directed by Sudha Kongara Prasad. It released in Tamil with the title ‘Irudhi Suttru’.