Nitesh Tiwari's latest release, 'Chhichhore' starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor hit the theatrical screens on September 6, 2019. The film received glowing reviews from the critics and struck a right chord with the audience as well.
On its first day of release, 'Chhichhore' began on a slow note. But with positive word-of-mouth, the film picked up business in the evening shows which resulted in the film collecting Rs. 7.32 crore on its opening day.
Speaking about the second-day box office collections, the Sushant-Shraddha starrer minted Rs. 12.25 crore on Saturday. The total two-day box office collections now stand at Rs. 19.57 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Chhichhore jumps [67.35%] on Day 2... Glowing word of mouth is converting into enhanced footfalls and in turn, reflecting in its BO numbers... Expect further growth on Day 3... Eyes ₹ 35 cr [+/-] total in its weekend... Fri 7.32 cr, Sat 12.25 cr. Total: ₹ 19.57 cr. #India biz." (sic)
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#Chhichhore jumps [67.35%] on Day 2... Glowing word of mouth is converting into enhanced footfalls and in turn, reflecting in its BO numbers... Expect further growth on Day 3... Eyes ₹ 35 cr [+/-] total in its weekend... Fri 7.32 cr, Sat 12.25 cr. Total: ₹ 19.57 cr. #India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 8, 2019
Speaking about the movie, director Nitesh Tiwari told Quint, " This was the closest to my heart at the time, and I have always followed my heart. Having spent four lovely years at IIT-Bombay's hostel, I had many experiences to draw upon. What I needed was a reason to look back on those memories for a meaningful purpose. Once that was cracked by our writers. The rest flowed."
The filmmaker also opened up about box-office numbers in an interview where he was quoted as saying, "As far as the box-office is concerned, we didn't know Dangal would become such a huge success. We made Dangal purely for the love of the story. We felt that the story needed to be told. We never kept the box-office result in mind, so there was never pressure when we made Dangal.
However, after the success of Dangal, the only pressure I would take would not be the box-office pressure. That would be unreal to have... to take that pressure. You can't say 'My film is going to perform so much at the box-office'. The only pressure and it is only human for me to feel that way is, I want to live up to the expectations of people. Whatever expectations they may have of me after Dangal. I hope I will be successful in exceeding their expectations."
Apart from Sushant and Shraddha, 'Chhichhore' also stars Tahir Raj Bhasin, Varun Sharma, Prateik Babbar, Navin Polishetty, Tushar Pandey and Saharsh Shukla.