Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan is getting mixed responses from fans and critics. The Srijit Mukherji directorial is a Hindi remake of Bengali film Rajkahini. The film explores the fight of a group of sex workers when they are asked to leave their house after India-Pakistan partition. The film managed to collect Rs 3.94 crore on the first day. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the same and tweeted.
#BegumJaan biz needs to multiply on Sat + Sun to come up with a decent weekend total… Fri ₹ 3.94 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 15, 2017
Vidya Balan in past has given some box office hits like The Dirty Picture and Kahaani. During past few months, there has been a flurry of films with prominent female characters. Rangoon (Kangana Ranaut), Naam Shabana (Taapsee Pannu) and Phillauri (Anushka Sharma) are some recent examples where female actors have got some meaty roles.
idya’s film has however failed to surpass the opening day collection of the three recent movies. Naam Shabana, Phillauri and Rangoon collected Rs 5.12 crore, Rs 4.02 crore and Rs 6.07 crore respectively on the opening day. In comparison, Begum Jaan collected Rs 3.94 crore. The film is also facing some tough competition from Hollywood film Fast and Furious 8 starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson.