The controversial film Udta Punjab is all set to release this Friday. The film directed by Abhishek Chaubey stars Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh and Kareena Kapoor Khan in main roles. It is based on the drug issue in the state of Punjab.
Udta Punjab was caught in a controversy with the Censor Board as they wanted 93 cuts in the film. However, the producers refused to do so and went to High Court. This has resulted in a huge buzz and hype for Udta Punjab. It got the coverage on all TV channels and was also discussed widely among the public. That is a free publicity.
Shahid Kapoor's box office track is not that great. However, he has been getting a lot of accolades for his performance in Udta Punjab. Alia Bhatt and Kareena Kapoor are also considered as one of the biggest stars in India. The presence of Punjabi star Diljit Dosanjh is an icing on the cake.
But Udta Punjab is coming from Phantom Films that has produced disasters like Bombay Velvet and Shaandaar. The audience is smart enough to realize that their films only cater to a small section. The impact is huge in mass centers and single screens.
What works for Udta Punjab:
What does not work for Udta Punjab:
The film will have a very good opening on Friday thanks to the created buzz. The start in Delhi/UP and Punjab will be terrific due to the local factor and presence of Diljit Dosanjh. That film still needs a positive word of mouth to emerge success otherwise the decline will be started from the second day itself as a big opening day can backfire if content is not there. We expect the film to collect 9.40 crore on its opening day.
Here is our detailed Udta Punjab box office collection prediction depending on word of mouth.
|Kapoor And Sons||6||7||7||6||6.80||65|
|Batman v Superman||-||-||-||7||9.0||50|
|Ki And Ka||5||6||7||6||6.20||52|
|The Jungle Book||-||-||-||7||7.8||135|
|Sardar Gabbar Singh||-||-||-||2||0.50||4.0|
|Captain America Civil War||-||-||-||6||7.50||58|
|Independence Day Resurgence||-||-||-||5||5.2||32|
|Great Grand Masti||3||6||2||3||5.3||13|
|Ice Age 5||-||-||-||3||3.2||19|
|A Flying Jatt||5||4||5||5||8.30||36|
|Baar Baar Dekho||5||6||7||7||9.6||38|
|MS Dhoni Biopic||4||8||6||8||20.3||142|
|Ae Dil Hai Mushkil||7||5||9||7||12.3||108|
|Rock On 2||5||4||4||3||4.5||11|
|Tum Bin 2||1||3||6||2||1.5||4.0|
|Wajah Tum Ho||1||4||4||2||2.6||11|
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