Day one at Friday box-office saw Aligarh flying high with strong positive reviews flowing in from viewers. The Manoj Bajpayee starrer, which has received less screen numbers compared to Tere Bin Laden Dead Or Alive, has succeeded in winning people’s hearts on Day One.
Gaiety Galaxy in Mumbai where we conducted our public review saw a strong crowd arriving to watch the Hansal Mehta directed movie.
There were two factors about the movie left viewers deeply impressed. One the sensitive way in which Hansal Mehta depicted the real life story of Dr. Siras on screen and second being Manoj Bajpayee’s stand out performance playing the titular role of the homosexual professor. Many felt this was one of Manoj’s best performances in recent times.
Tere Bin Laden Dead Or Alive opened to a dismal start. The political satire lacked the bite to keep viewers entertained. Almost everyone unanimously felt the prequel was way better than the sequel. Neither the plot nor the performances delighted audience.
It remains to be seen which of the two will make more money at the box-office.