Phillauri expected to witness growth over weekend
Anuska Sharma’s film Phillauri collected Rs 4.02 crore on its first day. It is Anuska’s second home production film. The film did particularly well in north India in Punjab. North India has contributed 52 percent of the total Phillauri collections. Trade pundits are expecting the film to show growth over the weekend.
Fox studio India said, “Punjab collections are as high as, for how big A-list Bollywood stars collect in this state.” The film made at a cost of Rs 21 crore. Phillauri has already recovered Rs 12 crore from satellite and music rights. only Rs 9 crore which was remaining to recover for the film before its release. This start of Phillauri makes it a profitable venture.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Phillauri is best in North, ordinary elsewhere. Fri ₹ 4.02 cr. India biz… Needs SOLID numbers on Sat+Sun to register STRONG wknd total.
Anshai Lal is directing the movie. He says that having a big star in the film helps to reach a bigger audience. Anshai said, “As Anushka is part of the film, I am in a way confident about the fate of the film. When you have an A-list actor things become easier in terms of reach. It’s a blessing to be working with these talented actors. When you are sure about the script, actors respect it and then things just flow. They have the experience to elevate the material to another level. It is easier to communicate when you have a fresh casting as it doesn’t have the baggage of an actor doing certain kind of roles, you don’t have to break stereotypes.”