Shuddh Desi Romance
(SDR) is having an edge over the much-talked about remake
of Amitabh Bachchan's 1973 film Zanjeer in the domestic market. The
Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra
starrer has done a tremendous business in a limited number of
screens at the Indian Box Office. But despite having double amount
of screen count, the Ram Charan Teja and Priyanka Chopra starrer
has fallen back in the race with a huge margin.
Released in 1050 screens on September 6, Shuddh Desi
Romance opened to a decent response with its occupancy ranging
between 35% - 40% in the morning shows on Friday. But the
youth-centric film picked up very well in later shows, taking its
first day collection to Rs 6.45 crores. The movie showed further
improvements on Saturday with its business reaching approximately
Rs 7.15 crores. The Sushant and Parineeti starrer has collected Rs
13.60 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in two days.
Whereas Zanjeer, which released in 2,086 screens in the
country, opened to dismal response in morning shows on Friday and
it did not show much difference in its business in the later shows.
It collected Rs 3.58 crores in the domestic market on the first
day. Instead of showing growth, the movie dropped considerably
showed little growth on Saturday with its collection reaching Rs
2.89 crores. The Ram Charan and Priyanka starrer has collected Rs
6.47 crores nett at the Indian Box Office.
What surprises many in B-Town is that Shuddh Desi Romance has
collected Rs 6.45 crores from 1050 screens in one day, while
Zanjeer took two days to collect the same amount from 2085 screens
in domestic market. The performance of the most-hyped remake has
come as big disappointment for its producers.