Alia Bhatt has done it! Raazi has opened on a mind-blowing numbers and it’s her to take the majority of credit for this. Released yesterday, the movie is a cross-border spy drama and its trailer was well received by the audience.
The buzz was good and advance on Friday was excellent. From the early trends flowing in, it seems the movie has exceeded all the expectations on its 1st day.
Highest women oriented movie is Vidya Balan’s The Dirty Picture which collected 9.35 crores released back in 2011. But has Raazi surpassed this to present this crown to Alia Bhatt? Because what early trends suggest is the movie has earned in the range of 8-10 crores on its first day. Anything in this range will be HUGE!
Raazi, which released on Friday, is based on the book Calling Sehmat, and is set in 1971, the year when India and Pakistan fought a war. Alia Bhatt plays a young Kashmiri girl who gets married to a Pakistani Army officer — essayed by Vicky Kaushal and becomes an undercover agent to protect her own country.
This is not the first time that Meghna is directing a film based on a real-life inspired account. Her last release Talvar was based on the Aarushi Talwar Noida double murder case that took place in 2008. While the film received a lot of praise for its performance and storytelling, it faced some criticism for not offering anything new beyond what was available in the public domain.
Gulzar has written the lyrics for her new directorial venture Raazi, which has also marked the first time that Meghna has collaborated with the music director trio Shankar-Eshaan-Loy.