As expected, Chhapaak saw growth on Saturday as 6.90 crores came in. Since Friday was 4.77 crores, this is a jump of around 50%. The film is performing on expected lines as first day was predicted to be around 5 crores and second day had to be in 7 crores range. This is how the film is working currently and now the third day should be in 8-9 crores range.
The film has so far collected 11.67 crores, which means a weekend of around 20 crores is on the cards. Of course, given the kind of stardom that Deepika Padukone enjoys, one would have expected the footfalls to be higher. However, this is basically a non-mainstream film based on a social issue, which means audience base is restricted. Even if one were to look at director Meghna Gulzar’s repertoire of films, Chhapaak is more Talvar than Raazi, and hence to expect it to go the latter way would be a bit unreasonable.
The Fox Star Studio film is collecting on the same lines as Varun Dhawan’s October which was in a similar zone for the same target audiences. That too had collected 5.04 crores on its first day and then had a weekend of 20.25 crores. Going by the trends, Chhapaak should see a lifetime of 40-50 crores, which would be a fair result for the film.
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
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