New Delhi: Director Tigmanshu Dhulia, who has directed
drama-thriller Saheb Biwi Aur
Gangster Returns, has a reason to celebrate. Word of mouth
publicity has helped the movie to mint Rs 12.75 crore during its
The opening day figure of Saheb Biwi Aur... stood at Rs
3.5 crore, which jumped to Rs 4.25 crore on Saturday and on Sunday
the collection reached Rs 5 crore mark, said a statement.
Said to be made on a budget of Rs 7 crore, Saheb
Biwi... is co-produced by Dhulia and Rahul Mittra. The movie
is a sequel to 2011 film Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, which
was appreciated for its intense script, narration and
The sequel stars actors Jimmy Sheirgill and Mahie Gill, who are
reprising their roles from the previous film. They are joined by
Irrfan and Soha Ali Khan in the cast.
The film grew from strength to strength over the weekend as it
was supported by strong word of mouth and extremely positive
reviews from critics.
With its strong direction, dialogues and acting, the movie also
created quite a buzz on social media and was trending for three
days on Twitter.
With a small release in India as well as limited screenings in
overseas market, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns has got
one of the best openings for a small film. This is also highest
ever for a Dhulia film.