Gangubai Kathiawadi Day 1 Box Office Collection: Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ has taken a decent opening.
Alia Bhatt has proved yet again that she is the biggest crowd-puller among the current Bollywood actresses. Her latest release Gangubai Kathiawadi released in theatres on Feb 25. Despite being a niche film, the movie is off to a decent start at the box office. According to Boxofficeindia.com, Gangubai Kathiawadi collected around Rs 10 Crore on its opening day. This is an exceptional number considering the niche of the movie.
Trade expert Taran Adarsh confirmed the official numbers on his Twitter account. He tweeted:
#GangubaiKathiawadi surprises on Day 1… Opens higher than #Raazi [pre-Covid release]… While the *industry/trade* was expecting ₹ 6.25 cr – ₹ 7.25 cr, the strong word of mouth help biz escalate evening show onwards… Fri ₹ 10.50 cr. #India biz. pic.twitter.com/bajQrEHV29
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 26, 2022
The first-day collection of Gangubai Kathiawadi is higher than Alia’s hit movies like Udta Punjab and Raazi.
Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi premiered at the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival on Feb 16, 2022. It is a biographical drama that portrays the life of young Gangubai who begins her life as a sex worker and in no time marks her own territory and becomes Gangubai – a madame in the red light area of Kamathipura. Gangubai Kathiawadi is based on one of the chapters of Hussain Zaidi’s book Mafia Queens of Mumbai.
Gangubai Kathiawadi is garnering super positive reviews from critics. Those who have watched the movie are also applauding it. Alia Bhatt’s performance is one of the biggest highlights of the movie. She has proved yet again that she is the number 1 actress of this generation.
With a decent opening and positive reviews pouring in, one can expect Gangubai Kathiawadi to record good growth in the coming days. I am expecting it to collect around Rs 40 Crore in the first weekend.