Saturday Box Office Collection of Kahaani 2
Sujoy Ghosh’s thriller drama Kahaani 2 had a lukewarm show on the first day. Starring Vidya Balan and Arjun Rampal in lead roles, the film collected Rs 4.25 crore on Friday. It had a limited release over 1235 screens in the domestic market. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and shared, ” #Kahaani2 Fri ₹ 4.25 cr [1235 screens]. India biz… Picked up in evening/night shows.” The film is expected to perform average on the weekdays. Meanwhile, Dear Zindagi starring Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt collected Rs 2.25 cr on the eighth day, inching towards collecting Rs 50 crores.
Total second day performance is good and the income stands at 5.79 Crores. Kahaani 2 being not an offbeat movie falls in the category of movies loved by the public. But even after that film is lagging behind largely and Dear Zindagi is affecting its weekend performance adversely continuously. People are appreciating the performance of Vidya Balan and Arjun Rampal in Kahaani 2. However, many are finding the second part predictable. Vidya Balan-starrer Kahaani 2 seems to have got leaked online soon after it hit theatres on Friday, December 2. The movie is said to be available for download on a couple of websites.
The downloaded version is apparently of average quality, but may find many takers who would want to watch the film for free and in the comfort of their homes. Although downloading of films from the internet is illegal in India, many people are ready to watch the poor quality prints online. The film industry too takes precautionary measures to check such malpractices, but the issue continues to be a major hurdle for filmmakers as it affects the box office collection of the movies.
In the recent past, several Bollywood films have been found available on the Internet within a day of release. In some cases, the films were leaked online ahead of their official release. Meanwhile, Kahaani 2 has been receiving a mixed response from the audience. The plot of Kahaani 2 revolves around Vidya’s character, Durga Rani Singh, who is seen as a helpless mother looking for her kidnapped daughter. She is also portrayed as someone who is on the run and is charged for kidnapping and murder.