Aditya Chopra's latest venture Shuddh Desi Romance (SDR), which has been made with a budget of Rs 25 crores, has done superb collection at the Indian Box Office in the first week. Recovering its production cost in its opening weekend, the movie has earned a profit of Rs 11 crores on weekdays. The Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra starrer has topped the domestic business chart, beating Ram Charan Teja and Priyanka Chopra starrer Zanjeer, which has turned out to be a big disaster.
Shuddh Desi Romance opened to decent response in the domestic market on Friday. Despite getting negative reviews from film critics, the movie showed upward trends over the weekend. It has also fared better on weekdays. The Sushant and Parineeti starrer has collected Rs 36.58 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in seven days. Its breakup is Rs 6.45 cr on Fri, Rs 7.90 cr on Sat, Rs 8.92 cr on Sun, Rs 4.79 cr on Mon, Rs 3.21 cr on Tue, Rs 2.88 cr on Wed, Rs 2.43 cr on Thu.
Whereas another new release Zanjeer debuted with a poor occupancy and failed to take off over the weekend. On the weekday, the performance of the Ram Charan and Priyanka starrer remained even worse than that of the previous week release Satyagraha. It has collected Rs 15.19 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in the (seven days) first week. Its breakup is Rs 3.58 cr on Fri, Rs 2.89 cr on Sat, Rs 3.69 cr on Sun, Rs 2.01 cr on Mon, Rs 1.18 cr on Tue, Rs 97 lakhs on Wed, Rs 87 lakhs on Thu.
However, Zanjeer, which is a remake of Amitabh Bachchan's 1973 cult classic with the same name, has been made with a whopping budget of Rs 50+ crores. Despite having huge hype and promotion, the movie has failed to do well at the Box Office. Trade experts feel that with three new films hit the screen this Friday, the Apoorva Lakhia-directed film may not recover its production cost in the second week too.