Panipat had a low first day at the box office as Rs 4.12 crores came in. Even with low expectations, it was predicted in this column that the Ashutosh Gowariker directed film would taken an opening day around Rs 5 crores. However, the collections have come lesser than that.
That said, the film has seen decent to good reviews coming its way, which means growth is on the cards today and tomorrow. In fact, if not for the competition from Pati Patni aur Woh, the film carried potential to jump by 70%-80% at least since it is truly a theatrical watch experience. However, with Pati Patni aur Woh doing some very good business already, the growth may be restricted to around 50%.
For Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt, the film needs to do well since a lot of effort has gone into putting this together. Also, since it is a quality product and narrates an important chapter from India's history, it deserves to be seen as well. Perhaps a different release date and a solo arrival could have helped its cause. Nonetheless, the rest of the weekend still remains and one now waits to see where does Panipat eventually head for.