After becoming the highest opening film in the franchise, the Irrfan Khan starrer Angrezi Medium got hit by Corona virus yesterday which burned the hole in producer’s pocket.
After entertaining the audience with off-beat comedy films like Hindi Medium, Blackmail, Qarib Qarib Single, Piku and Karwaan in past few years, Irrfan Khan won the audience’s heart with amazing performance in Angrezi Medium and is equally supported by Deepak Dobriyal, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Radhika Madan while Homi Adjania (Being Cyrus, Fanny Khan and Cocktail) has taken the director’s seat from Saket Chaudhary.
The user reviews of Angrezi Medium is excellent as per BookMyShow.com which has led the morning shows occupancy with just 8-10% but picked up in the evening and night shows, summing up the opening of Rs 4.03 crores on the first day which has beaten the opening day figure of Hindi Medium which collected Rs 2.81 crore on its first day. Since yesterday most of cinema halls across was shutdown due to Corona Virus scare, Angrezi Medium suffered a major decline in the collection. As per early estimates, the earnings went down to Rs 2.5-3 crore, bringing the total figure after 2 days to Rs 6.85-7 crore. I firmly believe the producers should have taken the decision to postpone the film considering the current situation. Angrezi Medium deserved much better than this.
Angrezi Medium is made on a budget of Rs 35 crore (Production Cost: 25 Crore, Prints & Advertising Cost: 10 Crore) produced by Dinesh Vijan under the Maddock film Productions.