Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee’s Aiyaary has finally been released after a chaotic release date. The film which was first supposed to release on January 26, 2018, has now released on February 16, 2018.
Despite getting a solo release, Aiyaary’s first day numbers weren’t that impressive. The film started on a slow pace on Friday.
Speaking about the numbers on Saturday, Aiyaary has earned decent numbers. The film collected 4.50 crores* crores on its 2nd day which takes its grand total to 8 crores* crores. In the past, we have seen Sidharth’s films like Baar Baar Dekho started with 6.81 crore on its first day, Ittefaq with 4.05 crores and A Gentleman with 4.04 crores. Aiyaary has failed to be Sidharth’s highest first day opener.
Being a Neeraj Pandey film, fans and audience were expecting it to be another gem from the ace director. But the film has received mixed reviews from all over. Earlier, in an exclusive interview with Koimoi.com, Sidharth had said that Aiyaary has all the ingredients to become a good box office hit.
On being asked about his last few films getting flopped at the box office have raised expectations from Aiyaary being a Neeraj Pandey flick, he said, “There are certain things like every actor does films to be successful. I mean they don’t go your way, there is a sense of disappointment and disheartening. But being said I think these are the early years and there will be right or wrongs. In every film I have expectations, also with Aiyaary I do have expectations because of a fabulous director like Neeraj sir and because I feel it is very relevant and it will connect, it is a very real film.”
“So everyone would understand it and relate to it. So yes, I am hoping that it would do justice. I think it has all the ingredients to become a good box office hit. So I am looking out for the numbers this time and since I got appreciation in Ittefaq, I am looking for both now- appreciation and box office, I am being greedy now!”