Deepika Padukone returned to the big screen after Padmaavat with Chhapaak, based on the life of an acid attack survivor and activist Laxmi Agarwal. The drama, which released alongside Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior and Darbar, has now made Rs 11.67 crore in two days.
The film’s opening day numbers were Rs 4.77 crore. The film earned Rs 6.90 crore on Saturday. Chhapaak has collected Rs 11.67 crore in two days.
Chhapaak is widely acclaimed by critics. According to Taran Adarsh, the film “needs to cover lost ground on day 3.” Even though the film has received good reviews from critics and audience, it has failed at grow at a better pace.
Here’s what the trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted:
On the first day of Chhapaak’s release, the movie’s collection was “ordinary,” said Taran Adarsh in his Friday’s post. He wrote: “Chhapaak is ordinary on Day 1. Collects well at select high-end multiplexes. Biz at Tier-2 and 3 cities and also mass circuits is way below the mark. Growth on Day 2 and 3 crucial for a respectable weekend total. Fri Rs 4.77 cr. India biz.”
Following the masked mob attacks in New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University, Padukone visited the campus to show her solidarity with the affected students and teachers. Following this, a social media-wide boycott was called out by those who opposed her stance. It was assumed that this could have played some role in the fallout of the opening day figures. But contrary to belief, the collections have not been affected by this supposed boycott.
Chhapaak also stars Vikrant Massey, Madhurjeet Sarghi, Vishal Dahiya and Ankit Bisht in supporting roles. Meghna Gulzar has directed the film written by Atika Ghosh. It was recently declared tax-free in Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Rajasthan.