Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi surprised everyone with a solid opening on its first day at the box office.
It is heartening to see films like Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Manikarnika, Raazi, Kahaani, English Vinglish, Queen and Neerja have successfully added extra charm to the women-oriented genre. Welcomed with excellent reviews, the Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi opened on a good note this week at the box office considering the serious topic of the film.
After giving knock-out performances in films like Highway, Udta Punjab and Raazi, Alia Bhatt had stole the show in Gangubai Kathiawadi while Sanjay Leela Bhansali had given yet another powerful drama after Mulk and Article 15. Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi finally made it to the theaters and took a good opening in Mumbai with 20-25% while in other places and decent in other places. The collections escalated towards the evening and night shows as the user reviews have been good as per Book My Show
The biopic drama has collected Rs 10.50 crore from 3500 screens which has become the highest opening film of Alia Bhatt beating Raazi which collected Rs 7.53 crore. With this estimate, Gangubai Kathiawadi is now the second highest opening film in the women centric film. Check out the highest opening day collections with a female character leading the film :-
- Veere Di Wedding – Rs 10.70 crore
- Gangubai Kathiawadi - Rs 10.50 (updated)
- The Dirty Picture – Rs 9.35 crore
- Dear Zindagi – Rs 8.80
- Tanu Weds Manu Returns – Rs 8.80
- Manikarnika- The Queen Of Jhansi – Rs 8.75
- Raazi- Rs 7.53 crores
- Heroine – Rs 7.20 crores
- Jai Gangaajal – Rs 5.50 crores
- Piku – Rs 5.32 crores
Gangubai Katthiawasi is based on the real-life events about the rise of a simple girl from Kathiawad who had no choice but to embrace the ways of destiny and swing it in her favor. After working together in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Leela Bhansali are coming together for the second film, Gangubai Kathiawadi. This will also mark the reunion of Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Leela Bhansali after 22 years.