‘Ghanchakkar’ mints Rs.7.2 crores on the first day


Ghanchakkar’ is a Bollywood comedy cum thriller movie directed by Raj Kumar Gupta who has earlier directed ‘Aamir’ and ‘No One Killed Jessica’. The film is jointly produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur under the banner of UTV Motion Pictures. The movie was released on 28th June 2013.

The movie has got mixed response from the audiences and the critics have marked the movie as ‘one time watch’. The movie stars Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan in the prominent roles.

The movie did an average business on the first day of its opening. At single screens the movie did not get a welcome response at the ticket counter. Both the morning and the afternoon shows experienced lackluster response. However the movie faired a bit at the multiplexes. The evening and the night shows on the first day did show some hope.

On the first day of its release, ‘Ghanchakkar’ collected Rs.7.2 crores net at the Indian Box Office.

Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan last appeared together in ‘Dirty Picture’ which did a far better business than this comedy flick. ‘Dirty Picture’ collected Rs.9.25 crores net on the first day of its release.

According to trade analysts, it is expected that ‘Ghanchakkar’ will do a better business on the subsequent days of the weekend viz. Saturday and Sunday. The movie was the only big release for this week with no major competitors. But it seemed the movies released in the earlier weeks like ‘Fukrey’ and ‘Raanjhnaa’ are still drawing crowds towards ticket counter.

It is expected that the second day collection for this comedy thriller might go up to Rs.9 crores net. Trade analysts are still optimistic about the movie as the movie stars two brilliant and popular actors. Also the movie is a light hearted comedy with Vidya stealing the show with her loud Punjabi acting.

The movie story starts with Emraan who is an expert safe breaker and Vidya is his Punjabi wife. They keep throwing house hold humor throughout the movie. Emraan with two other men plans for his retirement by plotting a big robbery. Robbery takes place successfully and the other 2 leaves the safe custody of money with Emraan to get back after 3 months. When they come back they realize that Emraan has a short term memory loss and he has forgotten about the money. The two people stay with Emraan and Vidya in the hope that his memory will come back. What follows is a heady cocktail of comedy and thrill.