Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj's much-awaited movie Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (MKBKM) has done a decent collection at the Indian Box Office on the first day of its release. The Imran Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer was expected to get better opening, but it was affected by Punjabi film Saadi Love Story in North and Tamil flick Alex Pandian and Telugu movies Naayak and Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu in South India.
Due to release of big-budget regional movies, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola had a lackluster start. The movie had a very poor amount of footprints at the single screens, while it registered slightly better occupancy at multiplexes across the country. Overall, is occupancy was below the mark in the morning shows.
Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola bagged mixed reviews from film critics and word of mouth was expected to take its business upwards in the afternoon and evening shows. But the movie did not show much improvement in its collection. The romantic comedy, which was released in 1,850 screens in the country, has raked in Rs 7.02 crores at the domestic Box Office from its previews and screening on the first day.
However, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola has beaten the first day collection record of Imran Khan's last release Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (EMAET), which had raked in Rs 5.5 crores at the domestic Box Office on its opening day in the country. The movie will have to show a big growth on Saturday and Sunday, if it has to stay float.
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