Varun Dhawan recent release October, which was said to be one of the most awaited movies of the year, has opened to rave reviews from the audience and critics.
Helmed by Shoojit Sircar, the movie marked the Bollywood debut of actress Banita Sandhu.
October has been quite appreciated for its story, direction and performances. However, despite the posititve reviews, the Varun Dhawan-starrer has failed to make the cash registers jingle.
Reportedly, October has opened to a slow start at the box office on its opening day and has made a collection of Rs 5.04 cr.
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh took it to micro-blogging site Twitter to share the first day collection of the movie. He wrote that the movie will need an incredible growth in the opening weekend to leave a mark at the box office.
Taran tweeted, #October has a slow start... Biz will have to witness miraculous growth over the weekend + maintain a strong trend on weekdays to leave a mark... Word of mouth is extremely mixed... Fri ₹ 5.04 cr. India biz.
#October has a slow start... Biz will have to witness miraculous growth over the weekend + maintain a strong trend on weekdays to leave a mark... Word of mouth is extremely mixed... Fri ₹ 5.04 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 14, 2018
Interestingly, director Shoojit Sircar has been quite excited about the lead pair of the movie and even had high hoped with October.
"We needed someone young and fresh, like 20 years old, so Varun Dhawan was not on my casting list at all. Also I had not seen his films. But one day he was in office and I saw him, I was aware of his image, his commercial world image, but somewhere I felt he is not like that, he is different. I wanted to cast absolutely fresh for this film. So when I met Banita, I saw someone who was very intelligent, her eyes were really expressive, and she didn't have to do too much to express, she did very little and it expressed a lot and that I would call acting. I felt in my gut and instinct that she was right," Shoojit was quoted as saying.
Now it will be interesting to see of October will be able to live up to Sircar's expectations.