Bollywood box office’s new star Varun Dhawan has managed to ring in a total collection of Rs 20.25 crore at the BO. After minting only Rs 5.04 crore on its opening day, the movie has done a great job of picking up itself in terms of numbers. October earned Rs 7.74 crore on Sunday. Now it remains to be seen if the romantic drama keeps up its upward trend.
Trade analyst Girish Johar had predicted the weekend figures to land up somewhere around the Rs 18.50 crore to Rs 19 crore mark. But October has surpassed his expectations by a decent margin. Taran Adarsh recently took to Twitter to share the figures of the film. He tweeted, “#October witnessed ample growth on Sat and Sun, after a slow start on Fri morning/noon… While the trending is healthy, it’s all about maintaining the pace on weekdays now… Fri 5.04 cr, Sat 7.47 cr, Sun 7.74 cr. Total: ₹ 20.25 cr. India biz.”
Varun has had a terrific box office career so far. Most of his previous outings have been box office successes but it remains to be seen if his unusual combination with director Shoojit Sircar will be able to generate a similar buzz. The film has been penned by Piku writer Juhi Chaturvedi and also marks the debut for actor Banita Sandhu. It also stars theatre artist Gitanjali Rao in the role of Sandhu’s mother.
#October witnessed ample growth on Sat and Sun, after a slow start on Fri morning/noon… While the trending is healthy, it’s all about maintaining the pace on weekdays now… Fri 5.04 cr, Sat 7.47 cr, Sun 7.74 cr. Total: ₹ 20.25 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 16, 2018
October follows the story of two hotel management trainees, Dan (Dhawan) and Shiuli (Sandhu) as they struggle through their daily life. Tragedy strikes when Shiuli meets with an unfortunate accident, after which Dan, who had been more or less of an acquaintance to Shiuli in the past, becomes a constant support for her and her family.
Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta was particularly impressed with October’s script. “There are several things about October that demand appreciation, the chief of which is that this film has been written, not constructed. The real winner here, by miles, is the writer Juhi Chaturvedi,” she wrote in her review of the film.