Ranu Mukerji is known as the one of the most talented actresses in Bollywood for a reason. The Bengali beauty’s latest release Hichki is doing wonders at the box office.
The Sidharth P Malhotra directorial which hit the silver screens on March 23 received rave reviews from the critics. Rani Mukerji won the hearts of the audience with her fine portrayal of Naina Mathur, a teacher who suffered from Tourette Syndrome.
The Yash Raj Films production opened on a positive noted and minted Rs 3.30 crore on the first day. The film which also stars Supriya Pilgaonkar and Harsh Mayar witnessed growth on the second day and collected Rs 5.35 crore.
The strong mouth-of-the-word publicity helped the movie in raking in big moolah at the box office. The drama film earned Rs 6.70 crore on its third day, taking the total collection to Rs 15.35 crore.
#Hichki finds appreciation from audience and applause from critics... Goes from strength to strength with each passing day... Will have to stay stronger over weekdays now... Fri 3.30 cr, Sat 5.35 cr, Sun 6.70 cr. Total: ₹ 15.35 cr [961 screens]. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 26, 2018
Hichki which gave a socially relevant message to the audience is an adaptation of the book, Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had.
The flick which was released across 961 screens in India has managed to hold ground despite competition from Raid. The Ajay Devgn- Ileana D'Cruz starrer which hit the cinema theatres on March 16, is also doing reasonably well.
Various celebrities have applauded the soulful movie for its thought provoking message.
Congratulations to the team of #Hitchki hearing amazing things about #RaniMukherji and the film. Also special shoutout to the director @sidpmalhotra so happy happy for u man your hard work and sincerity has connected @yrf— Varun DAN Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 25, 2018
@sidpmalhotra #Hichki is one of the finest films I’ve seen. #RaniMukherji Bhabhi is simply amazing. The magic she creates on screen doesn’t let u believe ur watching a film.The entire cast is fabulous. @Shanoozeing has done a fab job with the casting. It’s bang on. 👍🏻— Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) March 24, 2018
At a time when Bollywood actors are busy delivering masala entertainers, Rani Mukerji chose to be part of a film which dealt with a sensitive issue.The success of Hichki proves that realistic content without over the top drama can work at the box office.
We hope the Mardani actress keeps on churning out such films in the near future.