Dhadak, the Hindi remake of the acclaimed Marathi film Sairat, released on Friday.
The much-awaited debut of late Sridevi’s daughter, Janhvi Kapoor’s film has earned Rs 8.71 crore on the first day which is really interesting because even Student Of The Year couldn’t fetch that much number on its first day. The film marks the much-awaited Bollywood debut of Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter Jahnvi Kapoor. Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother Ishaan Khatter plays the male lead.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and revealed the numbers saying, “#Dhadak takes a HEROIC START… Rarely does a film starring absolute newcomers open so well… Day 1 is higher than #StudentOfTheYear [₹ 8 cr]… Fri ₹ 8.71 cr. India biz.”
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 21, 2018
It was expected to earn well because Friday saw really good occupancy.
Regarding film’s expected performance in Maharashtra, trade analyst Girish Johar had told indianexpress.com, “I think the Maharashtra belt is important for the movie. There, people will go to the cinemas to see whether the Hindi version of much-loved Sairat is at par with the original or is it better than that. Actually, it can go either way because the comparison is inevitable.”