Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama, Gangubai Kathiawadi starring Alia Bhatt in the lead, has shown a huge jump of around 25 to 30% on Saturday as early estimates suggest the range of collections Rupee. 13.00 to 13.40 crores, Chhalap took the total of two days of this film to Rs. 23.50 crores and now the stage is set to explode on Sunday.
Gangubai Kathiawadi will target opening weekend of Rs. 37 to 40 crores, and this Alia Bhatt starrer will be a stellar result for this one. The film has shown a universal jump on Saturday, showing a respectable jump in collections in both metros and interiors. While national chains grew by 35 to 37 percent, non-national chains grew by 10 to 15 percent and averaged 25% with an overall jump.
The film is made on an exorbitant budget, of which more than one crore rupees. 100 crores have already been recovered from the sale of satellite and digital rights. The film has been sold globally for Rs. 65 crores to break, which means a total of Rs. 100 crores would suggest a one-hit verdict. It is considering that overseas brings the total share of at least Rs. 25 crores. An overall worldwide share of Rs. 75 crore would mean a hit verdict, while a share of Rs. 65 crore will be the average grosser.
The hold on the collections on Monday and the further trend will decide the hit verdict of this film.