The Alia Bhatt starrer GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI hits screens today. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali the film, in its run-up to release has been all the rage. Despite the low-key promotions GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI seems to be enjoying a positive trend. Being one of the most anticipated releases of 2022 the film comes with immense hope and expectations. But will the film manage to entice the audience, will the continuing Covid protocols affect its overall business are some of the questions being asked.
As per reports, GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI has opened on a good note with occupancy rates during morning shows being pegged between 10-15%. The positive reviews of the film, the terrific performances, and of course the good word of mouth it is already enjoying will go a long way in bolstering the film’s overall business. Besides this, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has his own fan following that is sure to patronize the film in theatres. Not to mention the hype surrounding the film, GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI is expected to see a good spate of footfalls in Mumbai and Gujarat especially since the story of the film is somewhat connected to these two locations.
As of now, trade estimates state that GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI could well see opening day collections hovering around Rs. 7 cr. Similarly, the film looks set to enjoy a stellar opening weekend advance booking around Rs. 3.5 cr. However, the pandemic restrictions that limit occupancy to 50% in key markets like Maharashtra will certainly impact collections.
On the whole, the Alia Bhatt starrer GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI is predicted to enjoy a good opening day, with subsequently good money spinning weekend. In fact, predictions state that the business of the film will definitely pick up over evening and night shows, with a massive increase in collections over its first Saturday and Sunday.