Box-office: ‘Mirzya’ mints Rs. 6.80 cr on 1st weekend

Harshvarshan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher’s Bollywood debut film ‘Mirzya’, may have impressed the audience at the 60th BFI London Film Festival, but has turned out to be a disaster at the domestic box-office.

The Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra-directed love saga had generated a huge buzz before it hit screens, but was unable to attract crowd at the theatres. Despite being festive season of Navratri, Durga Puja and Dussehra, the movie could rake in only Rs. 6.80 crores (approx.) on its first weekend.    

‘Mizrya’ witnessed an occupancy of 15-20 percent when it released on Friday (Oct. 7) and earned Rs. 2.20 crores. The amount declined to 2.10 crores on day two, i.e., Saturday.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures and wrote, “#Mirzya FAILS to witness growth on Day 2… DECLINED on Sat, after a DISMAL Fri… Fri 2.20 cr, Sat 2.10 cr. Total: ? 4.30 cr. India biz.”

On Sunday, the collection showed a slight growth in its business and added an amount of 2.50 crores (approx.) to its account, taking the opening weekend total to Rs. 6.80 crores.

‘Mirzya’ is based on the Punjabi folk-legend of Mirza-Sahiban. The movie also features Om Puri in a few scenes. He also played the narrator in the film. Though critics have panned the film, it has stunning visuals, VFX with brilliant camera-work.

The movie has been made with budget of Rs 35 crore and the coming days would be crucial for ‘Mirzya’ with no big releases before the much anticipated films – Ajay Devgn’s ‘Shivaay’ and Karan Johar’s directorial ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’