Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu starrer October is being liked by everyone and performed very well in the opening weekend despite two weeks ago released Baaghi 2 in opposite. After an average start, this Friday released an unconventional romantic drama showed superb growth over Saturday and Sunday due to positive word of mouth.
Despite the slow screenplay, the movie has received mostly positive reviews from the critics but struggling to divert the major audience toward itself. Because of its offbeat genre, it targets only the multiplex going audience and as a result, getting an under-expected response at the box office.
On the opening day, this an unconventional romantic drama opened to a slow note and did the decent business of 5.04 crores from around 1683 screens across the country. Then on Saturday due to positive word of mouth, it took remarkable jump and raked the business of 7.47 crores at domestic box office.
On the last day of weekend i.e. Sunday, it showed decent growth and minted the amount of 7.74 crores to make it’s first weekend total collection as 20.25 crores from 1683 screens across the country. Now it is being entered in weekdays and expected to head with low but steady pace till this week.
Varun has had a terrific box office career so far. Most of his previous outings have been box office successes but it remains to be seen if his unusual combination with director Shoojit Sircar will be able to generate a similar buzz. The film has been penned by Piku writer Juhi Chaturvedi and also marks the debut for actor Banita Sandhu. It also stars theatre artist Gitanjali Rao in the role of Sandhu’s mother.
October follows the story of two hotel management trainees, Dan (Dhawan) and Shiuli (Sandhu) as they struggle through their daily life. Tragedy strikes when Shiuli meets with an unfortunate accident, after which Dan, who had been more or less of an acquaintance to Shiuli in the past, becomes a constant support for her and her family.
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