Kaalakaandi box office collection: Saif Ali Khan starrer Kaalakaandi was supposed to give boost to his beleaguered career after to back to back flop films like Rangoon and Chef. But seems like this Akshat Verma directorial is doing no good for the actor. The film on the opening day has collected a mere Rs 1.25 cr. It is expected that the film might witness an escalation of earnings today but it is skeptic. According to early prediction, it was being anticipated that the film can make anything between Rs 3-4 cr due to star presence and exciting trailer. but the film failed to live upto the prediction and started off real slow. According to the early trends, the film today can earn Rs 2 cr approximately.
The film is based on a man (Saif Ali Khan) who one fine day is diagnosed with stomach cancer. How he deals with this traumatic situation is what the film is all about. Deciding to let lose soon after he encounters the news the protagonist goes through varied motions and comes across equally amusing people which builds up the story. Verma who makes his directorial debut with the film had earlier worked as the scriptwriter for the film Delhi Belly. The film also features Deepak Dobriyal, Kunal Roy Kapur, actress Sobhita Dhulipala besides Saif. After the brilliance of Delhi Belly what we expected of Akshat was to repeat the similar success with Kaalakaandi as well. But to our dismay, the film rarely stands upto the magnificence of what Delhi Belly was.
The other films which released on the same day has not been able to perform well at tyhe box office. Since the film has failed to take up a headstart, it clearly proves the promotional strategy was not good enough since hardly people turned out to witness the film inspite of Saif Ali Khan’s presence. The worst part is that the film has failed to receive good reviews. This has further affected the business of the film.