Gangubai Kathiawadi starring Alia Bhatt in the lead role has surprised everyone with its better than expected first weekend box office performance
Let us check how much her previous super-hit Raazi collected at the same time
Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi finally brings cheers to both audience and the makers as it registered an excellent first weekend collections. Thanks to the solid user reviews as per Book My Show and good promo, the biopic drama collected a solid Rs 10.50 crore making it the second best opening for a women centric film after Veere Di Wedding (Rs 10.70 crore). The earning shot up on Saturday with Rs 13.32 crore.
BO Trivia : Alia Bhatt Starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi Becomes The 2nd Highest Opening Women Oriented Film Of All Time
As per early trade report, the collection went up again with somewhere between Rs 15.60-15.0 crore from 3500 screens, bringing the first weekend total to around Rs 40 crore. The budget of the biopic drama is estimated to be around Rs 55 crore. It has also become the highest opening film of Alia Bhatt beating Raazi which collected Rs 7.53 crore. Gangubai Katthiawadi 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.
Meghna Gulzar goes one step ahead after her electrifying direction in Talwar and comes up with a admiring tale of guts and valor with Raazi. Alia Bhatt as a bold RAW agent, Sehmat Khan, was simply mind-blowing and made it a definite watch. Equipped with stellar reviews, Raazi did very well and collected Rs 32.94 crore in its first weekend. The budget of Raazi was Rs 38 crore and was released in 2018.