Priyanka Chopra starrer Jai Gangaajal which was directed by Prakash Jha did not perform well on the opening day at the Indian Box Office.
The film obtained mixed reactions from people and critics just
declared is an average film with an outstanding performance by
The lead actresses apparently poured her blood and sweat into
this role and it showed but unfortunately the direction and
screenplay did not support her. The fact that director Prakash Jha
hogged the limelight in the film futher disappointed the
Such reviews resulted in low occupancy! The film's occupancy was
just around 10-15% during the morning shows in multiplexes. Since
the film is based in Bihar, the northern belt did better, meaning
Uttar Pradesh and the Central India circuits had better
The film was made on a meagre budget of Rs 10 crores and
released in over 2600 screens. Jai Gangaajal now wholely depends on
good word of mouth publicity.
The fact that Priyanka Chopra was busy with her Hollywood
ventures and could not dedicated time to promote the film has
affected it badly.
Hopefully her fans rush to theaters over the weekend and the
word of mouth publicity kicks in, resulting in better Box Office
collection over the weekend.
As of now, the film is expected to collect just Rs 2-3 crores on
the opening day. The fact that the budget is low is saving grace
for the makers because worst case scenario they will at least
recover the making cost even if they can't hit the big
Meanwhile her popularity is only increasing with the actress
crossing 13 million mark on Twitter. The 33-year-old actress
thanked all her fans and hoped that her "crazy ride" continues. "13
million and counting... Blessed! Here's to continuing our mad,
crazy ride," Priyanka posted.
Hopefully these fans turn up at the theater and help her film
become a big hit!