Baati Gul Meter Chalu marks another dull beginning for a solo Shahid Kapoor film and has opened way below Shraddha Kapoor’s Stree, which release just three weeks ago. The film has struggled to even register a 20% pan-India occupancy, putting it on the lower end of the spectrum among all Bollywood releases of 2018 thus far.
The opening for the morning shows was even lower at about 15% all over India, but the film has picked up over the afternoon. The evening and night shows would have to see much larger occupancy rate for the film of this budget and star cast to put up a decent collection on day one. That’s easier said than done, given that reports emerging from theaters suggest that BGMC isn’t enjoying favorable word-of-mouth.
Conversely, the Director, Shree Narayan Singh’s last film, 2017’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, which also revolved around a pertinent social issue plaguing smaller towns and rural areas, took a much better opening. Agreed that had a far bigger star like Akshay Kumar, but it also benefited from a well-received trailer and strong buzz created by reviews and word-of-mouth as opposed to Batti Gul Meter Chalu.
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