Baazaar starring Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte and Chitrangda Singh has maintained its stronghold at the box office. The film has earned Rs 4.76 crore on its third day at the box office, taking the total collection to Rs 11.93 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the figures on Twitter. He wrote, “#Baazaar witnessed a positive upturn on Day 2 and Day 3… Mumbai circuit is dominating its biz… Weekdays are extremely crucial… Has to maintain the pace for a respectable Week 1 total… Fri 3.07 cr, Sat 4.10 cr, Sun 4.76 cr. Total: ₹ 11.93 cr. India biz.”
The Saif Ali Khan starrer had a slow start with an earning of Rs 3.07 crore on its opening day. Directed by Gauravv K Chawla, the crime drama film is facing severe competition from Ayushmann Khurrana’s family entertainer Badhaai Ho.
Baazaar, so far, has received mixed reviews from the audience and critics.
On day two of its release, trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his official Twitter handle to share a tweet stating that Baazaar has to regain lost ground by scoring higher numbers on Day 3 as well as weekdays.
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta called the film “uninteresting and uninvolving” in her review. She also wrote, “The treatment is moth-balled (a line in English is translated immediately after in Hindi) and hackneyed. Bad songs punctuate the proceedings. Background music is used to buoy almost every scene. We’ve seen almost each of those beats before, to the point we can tell what the character is going to say next.”
Will the movie fare well in the coming days? Only numbers will tell.