First day box office collection of ‘D-Day’

D-Day’ is a Hindi crime thriller movie and was released on 19th July. The film is directed by Nikhil Advani who earlier directed superb movies like ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’ and ‘Patiala House’ among others. The movie is jointly produced by DAR motion pictures and Emmay Entertainment Private Limited.

The lead casts in the movie are Arjun Rampal, Irfaan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Shruti Hassan, Sandeep Kulkarni and Huma Quereshi.

‘D-Day’ saw a poor opening on the first day of its release. The movie showed a below average performance grossing only about rupees 5 crores in the domestic market. The movie did an average business in the Mumbai circuits but in other circuits, its performance remained poor. The first two shows of morning and afternoon saw a pathetic business but it faired a little in the evening show.

The film is facing a tough competition from Farhan Akhtar starrer movie ‘Bhag Milkha Bhag’ which was released last week. ‘D-Day’ was released along with ‘Ramaiya Vastavaiya’. The latter movie is getting a better response as Indian audience especially couples, prefer romance to crime thriller.  

Low collections for ‘D-day’ were recorded in the cities like Ahmedabad, Mysore, Kolkata, and Lucknow. Second and third day collection for the movie is expected to be a little higher than first day collection.

Well, the critics are quite optimistic about the subsequent business of this movie. The movie is based on the controversial subject of terrorism. They feel the movie will pick up business in the days to come. The movie has a strong team. The music is composed by Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy. All the star casts are known to be natural actors.

The plot of the movie shows four protagonists. Everyone has a different background and a different story. On a foreign land, they all come together for a common mission. The movie also shows underworld activities and the estranging relation between India and Pakistan. Action and the choreography of the movie have been kept real and natural. The movie also shows a love affair between an Indian Intelligence agent and a Pakistani sex worker.

Noted critic Taran Adarsh wrote, “What makes D-DAY relevant and relatable is the fact that Nikhil borrows from real-life headlines/occurrences and gives it a new spin altogether, interpreting the story his way. The basic premise of the film -- RAW agents being assigned the task of bringing back the fugitive crime lord back to India -- evokes tremendous curiosity, but at the same time, Nikhil knows that since the subject matter is sensitive and volatile, it ought to be tackled with extreme concern and caution. Thankfully, Nikhil treats this explosive theme with extreme care.”