Bollywood second big release after Bell Bottom, Chehre, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi was a washout while Punjabi Film Chal Mera Putt 2 is outstanding
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Directed by Rumi Jaffrey, Chehra was announced last year and was supposed to hit the theaters in April but then the second wave of COVID-19 gripped the nation and then released held. Now, the Emraan Hashmi and Amitabh Bachchan starrer had promising trailer and good star cast including the talented Annu Kapoor but did not meet good reviews which limited its prospect at the box office. Chehra managed to pull in just Rs 50 lakhs on its first day at the ticket window. There was a slight growth on the second day when the crime thriller collected Rs 65 lakhs.
As per early estimates . the thriller collected somewhere between Rs 70-75 lakhs, bringing the first weekend collections to somewhere around Rs 1.85-1.90 crore. The budget of Chehre is 40 Crores (Production Cost: 30 Crore & Prints and Advertising cost: 10 Crores) and has released in 800 screens across India.
After stupendous success of Ammy Virk and Sonam Bajwa starrer Puaada released two week back, another Punjabi film has opened well is Chal Mera Putt 2 starring Amrinder Gill, Simi Chahal, and Garry Sandhu in lead roles.
Chal Mera Putt 2 has opened very well in East Punjab. Surprisingly, the same film had opened in March 2020 when it was halted in between due to the COVID-19 pandemic eventually leading to the first lockdown. Chal Mera Putt 2 collected Rs 2.92 crore at that time with an opening of around Rs 1.24 crore.
Now, Chal Mera Putt 2 took an excellent opening and managed to put in some good numbers with Rs 1.01 crore on its first day. There was a slight growth on the second day with Rs 1.15 crore while the third day collections should be around 1.30-1.40 crore, bringing the overall collections to Rs 6.38 - 6.48 crore which is an excellent number.