Whenever a film features actor/s who recently achieved success with his/her previous release, the audience anticipation for their immediate film is immense. In the case of 2 STATES, the film features two of the most-talked-about stars, Arjun Kapoor [post the success of GUNDAY] and Alia Bhatt [after winning accolades for her performance in HIGHWAY]. Now add the brand Chetan Bhagat [the film is based on the well-received novel by the same name] -- also credible names such as Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala and UTV -- and you are assured of a terrific start at the ticket window.
As expected, 2 STATES embarked on a superb note across multiplexes, while the start at several good properties in the mass belt was super-strong too. The Good Friday holiday has helped the film open to packed houses, with the youth thronging the cineplexes across the nation. The film is expected to have a strong Day 1, courtesy the above-mentioned factors. Also, since the reports are extremely positive and so are its reviews, a big, fat weekend total is on the cards.
While 2 STATES was off to a fantastic start, DEKH TAMASHA DEKH was ignored by the moviegoers, with the occupancy being very low.