As expected, Chhapaak saw growth on Saturday as Rs. 6.90 crores came in. Since Friday was 4.77 crores, this is a jump of around 50%. The film is performing on expected lines as first day was predicted to be around Rs. 5 crores and second day had to be in Rs. 7 crores range. This is how the film is working currently and now the third day should be in Rs. 8-9 crores range.
The film has so far collected Rs. 11.67 crores, which means a weekend of around Rs. 20 crores is on the cards. Of course, given the kind of stardom that Deepika Padukone enjoys, one would have expected the footfalls to be higher. However, this is basically a non-mainstream film based on a social issue, which means audience base is restricted. Even if one were to look at director Meghna Gulzar’s repertoire of films, Chhapaak is more Talvar than Raazi, and hence to expect it to go the latter way would be a bit unreasonable.
The Fox Star Studio film is collecting on the same lines as Varun Dhawan‘s October which was in a similar zone for the same target audiences. That too had collected Rs. 5.04 crores on its first day and then had a weekend of Rs. 20.25 crores. Going by the trends, Chhapaak should see a lifetime of Rs. 40-50 crores, which would be a fair result for the film.