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Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ box office collections by day 9 reach Rs 84.3 crore

‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ box office collections have risen to Rs 84.3 crore on Day 9.

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'Dil Dhadakne Do' box office collections look to have given up the fight to reach the Rs 100 crore mark. The take is virtually crawling now. (Bollywood Hungama)

‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ box office collections managed to reach double figures at Rs 10.53 crore on day 1 (Friday). To that the movie added another Rs 12.27 crore on day 2, which was a Saturday. The film stars Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Anil Kapoor and Shefali Shah. On Sunday the crowds at the theatres increased some more, but not much, bringing in another Rs 14.25 crore. However, the week began with a nasty surprise as the take fell to a low of Rs 5.77 crore on day 4. On day 5, the take was Rs 5.09 crore while day 6 added another Rs 4.48 crore. On day 7 the take grew by Rs 3.71 crore to a domestic total of Rs 56.10 crore.

The movie managed its steady collection spree earning Rs 2.27 crore on Day 8, Rs 3.53 crore on Day 9 taking its domestic total to Rs 61.90 crore.

If we add the foreign take to this figure, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ box office collections rise to Rs 84.3 crore overall.

Reports that came in from across the country on release day had stated that the movie opened to a mixed response from the audiences, with occupancy rates at multiplexes being higher than single screens, but the figure was at an unimpressive 40%.

What may be a harbinger of more bad news for ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ are the movie reviews. Mixed reviews have come from critics and that will leave the public in two minds about checking out the movie on the weekend.

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‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ box office collections are going strong reaching the Rs 50 crore mark in quick time, just 3 days. (In picture: Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh. Bollywood Hungama)

The film which features an ensemble cast comprising of some of the biggest names in the industry has been carrying high expectations from the time its promotions began. But will ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ live up to the expectations and hype that has been generated? The answer is, at the moment, tilted towards the negative.

All in all, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ caters mostly to the multiplex going audiences and is expected to fare better in big metros. But the film will have an uphill task of establishing a connection with single screen audiences, and will have to rely heavily on positive word of mouth.

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With ‘Dil Dhadakne, Do’ Zoya Akhtar needs to be applauded for having pulled off such a great job and this is clear from the box office collections which have drawn near the Rs 100 cr mark. (Bollywood Hungama)
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‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ box office collections depend a lot on how the film is received by the multiplexes; a positive is that it is likely to resonate well with today’s youth. (Bollywood Hungama)

‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ box office collections: 5 ingredients for success

‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ movie released today with a big star cast and this review checks out whether it will be a box office collections hit or miss. ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ is directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar and also stars Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor and Shefali Shah. In short, this comedy-drama has the right ingredients as far as star power is concerned.
Here are the 5 plus points in ‘Dil Dhadakne Do‘ that will impact its box office collections:

1. First things first, Zoya Akhtar needs to be applauded for having pulled off such a magnificent film with utmost ease. Zoya has redefined and redesigned the term ‘slice of life’ with this film. Full points to her for having chosen (read ‘handpicked’) such a vibrant cast that make the audiences believe that all the onscreen characters that they portray are totally relatable.

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‘Dill Dhadakne Do’ box office collections overall are Rs 13.53 crore on day 1. Star cast of the film during the red carpet ceremony in New Delhi. PTI

2. ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ movie has an exceptionally taut screenplay (Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar). Despite the fact that this film definitely qualifies to be a hallmark of a great writer in terms of story-screenplay, it does have its share of drawbacks in the form of its excessive length.

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‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ box office collections will depend a lot on the ability of its many stars to carry the film on their shoulders. (Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh seen in picture. Bollywood Hungama)

3. ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ is all about delving into relationships, love and compromises, besides throwing light and giving a deep insight into the thought process of business families. While the first half of the film is neat and believable, proceedings in the second half move a snail’s pace. The film’s climax is totally dramatic. There are some sequences that really stand out. For example, the first meeting between Rahul Bose and Farhan Akhtar.

4. Of the star cast, there is no one actor who single handedly ‘captains’ the ship. Anil Kapoor not just rocks the show, but also stuns you with his effortless performance. Lending him support is his (onscreen) better half Shefali Shah, who comes up with a stunning performance. Her delivery of wicked and tongue-in-cheek humour is something that needs to be seen in order to be believed. Of the younger lot, Ranveer Singh has definitely taken a giant leap from all of his previous performances and delivers a crisp act. The same applies for the multi-talented Priyanka Chopra, who, besides looking stunning and stealing the show with her superior acting abilities, has also sung the title track in the film. On the other hand, Anushka Sharma, whose last film Bombay Velvet met with negative reactions, has proved with ‘Dil Dhadakne Do‘ that she is still a safe bet, but she does not have a lengthy role. Farhan Akhtar, on the other hand, is as versatile as ever. He too comes up with an astounding performance. Rahul Bose does total justice to his respective roles and Aami Khan’s voice-over transcends belief.

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‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ box office collections rose a little higher on Saturday, but not by a lot, managing a cumulative figure of Rs 26.25 crore. (Bollywood Hungama)

5. As far as the film’s music is concerned, it is decent and goes with the pace of the film. The film does have its share of melody under the sun in the form of some really soothing music (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy). Despite the fact that the songs like ‘Gallan Goodiyaan’, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’, ‘Girls Like To Swing’ stand out amongst the rest of the album, one would still rue the absence of a chartbuster.

‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ is targeted primarily at the multiplex audience and would resonate well with today’s youth.

In simple words, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ makes for a decent watch.

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The multi-starrer film Dil Dhadakne Do, comprising of an ensemble cast that includes Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma, and Anil Kapoor released Friday and managed an occupancy rate on day 1 of about 40%. (Bollywood Hungama)
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Starring Farhan Akhtar and Ranveer Singh, ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ box office collections have started to crawl as soon as the week began, pulling in a mere Rs 5.77 crore on day 4, but day 5 was even worse. (Bollywood Hungama)
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‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ movie is gradually adding to its box office collections total, but with the daily take having fallen to sub-Rs 5-crore figure, the Rs 100 crore club entry seems to be a bridge-too-far case. (Bollywood Hungama)

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