Soorma box office collection day 1: After Sanju, another biopic, Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu’s Soorma, hit theatres on June 14. The Sandeep Singh biopic has made Rs 3.25 crore on its opening day.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh recently shared the figures of Soorma’s opening day with a tweet that read, “After a slow start in morning shows [North India opening was good due to Diljit Dosanjh’s stardom], #Soorma gathered momentum from evening onwards… Is looking at substantial growth on Sat and Sun thanks to strong word of mouth… Fri ₹ 3.25 cr. India biz.”
Earlier, trade analyst Girish Johar had told indianexpress.com that Soorma should earn around Rs 2.5-3 crore on its first day. He had said, “Soorma will open with a collection of Rs 2.5-3 crore. It might grow with a positive word of mouth on the evening shows on Friday and Saturday. By the end of its first weekend, the film will earn Rs 10-12 crore.”
After a slow start in morning shows [North India opening was good due to Diljit Dosanjh’s stardom], #Soorma gathered momentum from evening onwards… Is looking at substantial growth on Sat and Sun thanks to strong word of mouth… Fri ₹ 3.25 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 14, 2018
Johar had also said the attendance in North India would be denser due to Dosanjh’s fan base primarily being North Indian. “Releasing in around 1000-1100 screens, the film will find patronage in North India especially in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. It stands to be seen how will it perform in Mumbai and in other southern states,” said Johar.
It would be fairly impressive if the film can rake in more than Rs 10 crore over the opening weekend. Meanwhile, the film has received mostly positive reviews. The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta has given it a positive review. In her 3.5 star review, she notes, “Diljit Dosanjh as Sandeep Singh is spot on. And that is the film’s biggest triumph. Whenever Dosanjh is on screen, we are with him, as he goes through Singh’s arc—the struggle to please a vicious bully of a local coach (Hussain) who gets his jollies from beating up young players, the falling in love with the bright-eyed Harpreet (Pannu), who is an equal dab hand with the stick and who wants to play for India as much as he does, the shocking incident on a train which leads him to paralysis, and the tough, painful journey back to the field.”
Soorma also released in Pakistan today and has been reportedly occupying 80% of the Pakistani screens. It will also release in Kuwait on Thursday without any cuts or modifications. Director Shaad Ali shared, “This movie is not restricted to Indian audience but people across the world will get inspired by Sandeep’s story. It is an inspiring story that recalls one chapter of our nation’s success in the field of Hockey. As a director, I couldn’t have been happier than to have my film receive clearance for release. It is probably after a decade that an Indian film will release in Kuwait without any cuts or mutes. It is heartening that our labor of love will be screened in Kuwait and in territories across Pakistan.”
After its opening day, Soorma should see a jump on Saturday and Sunday after which its word-of-mouth perform would sustain (or sink) it.