Yash Raj Films' Lafangey Parindey witnessed a decent
opening but its weekend collections were far from impressive. It is
said that this film featuring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika
Padukone has good story but denied a good run due to bad publicity.
Sources from Spice Cinemas said that the weekend collection of
the film was way below expectations with merely 50 per cent
occupancy. Sources from Wave Cinemas, Fun Cinemas and PVR Cinemas
also revealed that the film managed just 30-40 percent occupancy in
the opening weekend. They are of the opinion that lack of publicity
has let the film down in spite of its good content.
It is reported that Lafangey Parindey earned around
Rs.3.5 crore across India on the opening day. The opening weekend
collection is said to be around Rs.10 crore to Rs.11 crore.
However, it maybe recalled that Aamir Khan's home production Peepli
Live earned about Rs.210 million in its first week.
Lafangey Parindey, directed by Pradeep Sarkar, is about
a blind girl and a street fighter who can fight blindfolded. Neil
Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone play the lead roles.