Wajah Tum Ho released yesterday and the most recognizable face in the film is Sharman Joshi. The man has been around for over a decade and a half, though he has done only 25 odd films. This year he has been seen in a couple of films – 1920 London and Wajah Tum Ho. Former was a delayed product and had managed to fetch 2.5 crore on its opening day. Now Wajah Tum Ho has done slightly better and has brought in 2.86 crore. Now even if one attributes demonetization to the just-about-decent start, the film should still have crossed 4 crore at the least on the opening day, considering its arrival at 1995 screens.
That said, the Vishal Pandya directed film has still done better than many other much bigger and hyped films, as below:
Wajah Tum Ho – 2.86 crore
Te3N – 2.61 crore
Freaky Ali – 2.55 crore
1920 London – 2.50 crore
Great Grand Masti – 2.50 crore
Happy Bhag Jayegi – 2.32 crore
Madaari – 2.25 crore
Rock On 2 – 2.02 crore
Amongst these, the only film which had actually grown over three to four weeks was Happy Bhag Jayegi, which had ultimately touched the 30 crore mark. Wajah Tum Ho doesn’t have similar luxury since Dangal arrives on the coming Friday. This means it has to collect as much as it can in the current week. From the economics perspective it doesn’t have to worry much since the cost is 13 crore (including P&A) and 10 crore has already recovered through satellite, digital and music rights. Still, a lifetime score of over 25 crore would have made it go past at least Hate Story 2 [28 crore], something that won’t be the case now.
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources