When it comes to make a movie trend from its first day, Alia Bhatt has done a pretty good job with the same. 8.75 crores to 64.44 crores (Dear Zindagi), 9 Crores to 76.81 crores (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania), 11.75 crores to 104 crores (2 States) and there are much more examples of how her movies have transcended to emerge victorious at the box office. Raazi is on its course of doing the same.
Raazi collected 7.53 crores which was solely because of Alia Bhatt’s star-power. A movie takes its opening because of the stars in it, content and director’s share comes after the word of mouth is spread. The trending is because of the content while the opening is because of the stars, trailer and songs.
Alia Bhatt’s opening day lies in the range from 3 crores (Highway) to 13 crores (Shaandaar). Interestingly her highest opener Shaandaar was a dud at the box office. Though Raazi has found its place in the bottom 3 when it comes to opening, its trend is an indication of surpassing many films in her lifetime collection.
After Kapoor & Sons’s 6.85 crores of day one, Raazi has collected 7.53 crores. It’s somewhere in the range of Dear Zindagi which is next with 8.75 crores. Check out the list of Alia Bhatt’s highest opening day below:
|Year||Film||Opening Day Collection||Lifetime Collection|
|2015||Shaandaar||13.10 Cr||42.00 Cr|
|2017||Badrinath Ki Dulhania||12.25 Cr||116.60 Cr|
|2014||2 States||11.75 Cr||104.00 Cr|
|2016||Udta Punjab||10.05 Cr||59.60 Cr|
|2014||Humpty Sharmi Ki Dulhania||09.00 Cr||76.81 Cr|
|2012||Student Of The Year||09.00 Cr||70.00 Cr|
|2016||Dear Zindagi||08.75 Cr||64.44 Cr|
|2018||Raazi||07.53 Cr||18.83 Cr*|
|2016||Kapoor & Sons||06.85 Cr||73.03 Cr|
|2014||Highway||03.75 Cr||27.25 Cr|
Alia was recently asked about how tough it was too prepare for her role Sehmat in the film, she said “The closest I came to preparing this much was when I did Udta Punjab. For Raazi, I set aside a month before shooting. I cleaned up my Urdu language. I learnt how to drive a jonga (a jeep used by the Indian Army). I learnt some self-defence moves plus some techniques that spies have to learn before they are on their job. It was a lot of hard work and fun. But I think no amount of preparation can really prepare you for that moment when you finally face the camera.”