'Kai Po Che' earns 29.50 crores in the first week

Kai Po Che’ the film about life, three friends and their friendship seems to have won the hearts of the Indian movie goers. It is based on the popular bestselling novel of Chetan Bhagat’s ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’. The character of the 3 friends in the movie Ishaan, Omkar Shastri and Govind Patel are respectively portrayed by new comers Sushant Singh, Amit Sadh and Raj Kumar Yadav.

Director Abhishek Kapur was determined that he wanted new faces to recreate the characters on screen as a veteran actor would have induced his aura in the character that he wanted to avoid.

The expectation from the film was high. The earlier movie that adopted a novel of Chetan Bhagat was a huge hit and created collection record at the box office. We are talking about the Aamir Khan starrer ‘3 Idiots’ that released in the year 2009. However, ‘Kai Po Che’ had a dismal opening on its first day. But the word of mouth reviews did a great job for the movie, footfalls in the halls started increasing from the next day onwards and the movie has now established itself as an established super hit.

The film has collected a whooping Rs. 29.5 crore in its first week of release. Well known film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the details of the box office collection of the film, "#KaiPoChe collected approx ?29.50 cr nett in Week 1. Breakup:- Wknd 18.10 cr, Mon 3.25 cr, Tue 2.95 cr, Wed 2.70 cr, Thu 2.50 cr." Adarsh also tweeted, "Update: #KaiPoChe expected to dominate the domestic BO for the second consecutive weekend, as per early trends."

The film is performing exceptionally well at Pune, Mumbai, Mysore and Bangalore regions. The performance is poor in the Rajasthan, UP and Delhi regions. However, the youth oriented movie is expected to keep up its good performance and to rule the box office in the next week as well.

The performance put up by ‘Kai Po Che’ is commendable when one considers that it has held its ground even against a very stiff competition. The film competed with Prabhu Deva’s ‘ABCD’, Akshay Kumar’s ‘Special 26’ and Sanjay Dutt, Vivek Oberoi’s ‘Zila Ghaziabad’ and came out as the clear winner. Even the new release of John Abraham’s ‘I me aur main’ couldn’t affect the popularity of ‘Kai Po Che’ at the box office.