'Kai Po Che' earns 16 crores in first weekend!


Every now and then, we see a movie that is a surprising hit. Kai Po Che is certainly our candidate for the biggest surprise hit of the year. The movie has raked a whopping 16 crores in the weekend following its release!

Two movies released last weekend at the box office- Abhishek Kapoor's Kai Po Che and Vinod Bachchan's Zila Ghaziabad. While Kai Po Che is an amazing hit, Zila Ghaziabad has not managed to bring in that much collection for the producers. Kai Po Che collected Rs 3.7 crores on Friday, Rs 5.5 crores on Saturday and 6.9 crores on Sunday. This is actually quite high for any movie, but it is spectacularly good for this weekend, for almost all other movies that have released during this weekend have been doing bad. Most of Kai Po Che's revenue has come from the multiplexes around the country and the movie has done best in the south and in Mumbai. This is certainly good news for the actors in the movie and for Abhishek Kapoor.

Kai Po Che is based on Chetan Bhagat's best selling book, The 3 Mistakes of My Life. This might have contributed a lot towards the success of the movie. The movie stars Raj Kumar Yadav, Sushant Singh Rajput and Amit Sadh play the lead roles in the movie. The title of the movie has confused a lot of people- the title of the movie is actually in Gujarati- it means "I have cut the kite". It is usually screamed during times of kite competitions, when a competitor cuts the kite of another competitor, he screams "Kai Po Che". The movie was also shot in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, so the title does make sense.

The story revolves around the lives of three friends who decide that they want to start their own company or a business. One friend is a district player, who is a victim of cricket politics, the second one is the mastermind behind their business venture, and the third is the nephew of a politician, who finds the funds for their business. The main plot of the story is based on the Gujarat Earthquake and the riots that happen in the state and how the lives of the three friends are affected by the same. The simple and moving story line, good acting and the wonderful music has all contributed towards making this film such a huge success. It is certainly one of the best movies of the month, or maybe even the year!