The Hindi remake of the superhit Tamil film Vikram Vedha picked up the pace at the ticket counters on its second day of release. On Saturday, the Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan starrer showed growth, but as per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, it was an ‘underwhelming’ growth. The film earned Rs 12.51 crore on Saturday.
He shared on Twitter, “#VikramVedha remains low on Day 2… Biz did improve, but the jump is missing… The 2-day total is underwhelming… All eyes on Day 3 [#GandhiJayanti]… Fri 10.58 cr, Sat 12.51 cr. Total: ₹ 23.09 cr. #India biz.” Though the film’s collection is not at par with the expectations of the trade experts, it is drawing more people to the theaters in comparison to the most highly anticipated film of this year, Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha. It had minted only Rs 7 crore on its second day. However, if Hrithik and Saif continue to pull in the audience on Sunday as well and Vikram Vedha records a good weekend total, there are chances of the film sustaining at the ticket counters until Diwali.
Also, if the film benefits from the Gandhi Jayanti holiday on Sunday and records a decent number, it will manage to come close to the first-weekend collection of one of this year’s biggest hits, Gangubai Kathiawadi (Rs 39.12 cr). It will also outgross Ranbir Kapoor’s Shamshera and Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha’s first-weekend collection.
Vikram Vedha has impressed film critics and the audience alike. Now, how much will it translate into box office figures, remains to be seen. In her review of the film, The Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta called Vikram Vedha’s story ‘proper’. She mentioned in her review, “After a long time, two top-flight stars such as Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan sink their teeth into a proper story which comes before them.”