Saand Ki Aankh box office collection Day 1: Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar film trade analyst Girish Johar says it will have a successful run at the theaters. While the film's business is likely to be affected by competition from Made In China and Housefull 4. decent opening, despite Akshay Kumar's Housefull 4 in competition.
Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar, popularly known as Shooter Daadis, have inspired innumerable women with their story. The octogenarian sharpshooters defied all norms to learn shooting at the age of 60. And now Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar have stepped into their shoes to bring their real-life story to the big screen with Tushar Hiranandani's Saand Ki Aankh. The film, which has already created a good amount of buzz, has opened to decent numbers at the box office. According to early estimates, Saand Ki Aankh made Rs 4.5 crore (approx) on Friday.
With Saand Ki Aankh declared tax free in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, the film is expected to do better business in the coming days. As per the report on Boxofficeindia.com, Rajkummar Rao's 'Made in China' collected around Rs 1 crore on its opening day while Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar starrer 'Saand Ki Aankh' settled for around Rs 50 lakh on its first day.
It is for the first time that Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu have come together for a film. While the film has already created some buzz, the word-of-mouth publicity might work in its favour.
Saand Ki Aankh has a fantastic pre-release buzz. The early reviews of the film are good. It has gone tax-free in two states and I am assuming more states will follow. It is a motivational film promoting women empowerment, specifically, the girl child. I assume it would be a good word of mouth film and eventually, in the long run, it would be a successful film irrespective of the competition, Girish told.
The factors working in favour of Saand Ki Aankh are its star cast, Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar, who have delivered great performances in the recent past and an inspiring narrative written by Balwinder Singh Janjua. The film has already got a thumbs up from the film fraternity. Shabana Azmi, Sidharth Malhotra, Kartik Aaryan, Asha Bhosle and Milap Zaveri among others were in awe of Bhumi and Taapsee's performance after watching the film.
On being asked to predict the Day 1 collection of Saand Ki Aankh, he said, The pre-Diwali period is not considered good for business. Yet, I believe the film has the potential to earn anywhere between Rs 3 crore and Rs 5 crore.
Girish added that the film might suffer a bit because of Diwali falling on a Sunday. Most people would be busy on Diwali and hence, the film might lose some business. Had Diwali fallen on Friday, the film would have done really well on Saturday. Sunday, in any case, would have been there to it boost its collection.