Hindi movie Himmatwala starring Ajay Devgn and Tamanna Bhatia in leads, has done a decent collection at the Indian Box Office on the first day. The Sajid Khan directed flick has beaten the opening day record of Ajay's last release Son of Sardar. But the film was expected to do much better performance as it was solo release on this Friday.
Himmatwala, which is a remake of the 1983 action romance film with the same name, is a most-hyped Hindi movie, which had massive promotions. Moreover, it was the single release on Good Friday holiday. Hence, it was expected to start with a bang and set a new record at the domestic Box Office.
But Himmatwala received an average response at the ticket counters on Friday. The Ajay Devgn and Tamanna starrer registered very good amount of occupancy at single screens especially in mass oriented circuits like UP, Bihar, Gujarat, CP, CI and Rajasthan. But its business was very low in multiplexes. It has collected Rs 12 crores nett at the domestic Box Office on its first day of release.
However, Ajay's previous movie Son of Sardar had hit the screens on Diwali holiday. Despite having a clash with Shahrukh Khan's Jab Tak Hai Jaan, the movie had collected Rs 10.72 crores nett at the Indian Box Office on its opening day. Himmatwala has now smashed this record, but it is not upto the mark business and it was expected to do even better business than this, feel trade analysts.