In domestic earnings, Kangana Ranaut starrer 'Katti Batti' box office collections have crawled their way to Rs 21.22 crore by day 6.
‘Queen bee’ Kangana Ranaut and Imran Khan starrer ‘Katti Batti’ box office collections have crawled their way to Rs 21.22 crore by day 6 in terms of domestic earnings. Not a big deal considering that anything related to Kangana Ranaut is expected to bring the riches rolling in, while Imran Khan was supposed to enhance the overall experience. However, nothing has gone in favour of the movie as even the reviews were mixed. But this slowdown is not really surprising, especially as Friday’s collections had given more than an inkling about where the overall take was heading – clearly, this was not going to turn out to be another Rs 100 crore movie.
With a mediocre take of Rs 5.28 crore on day 1, ‘Katti Batti’ had already scripted its history as an also-ran. On Saturday (day 2), it was evident that even word of mouth was not going the ‘Katti Batti’ way and the take was restricted to just Rs 5.48 crore. Sunday (day 3) was not much better at Rs 5.51 crore. The start of the new week is never good for a movie and ‘Katti Batti’ crashed to a mere Rs 1.91 crore (day 4). The day 5 and day 6, being weekdays, recorded a mere collection of Rs 1.63 crore and Rs 1.41 crore respectively. If you add the foreign take to the domestic box office collections, ‘Katti Batti’ moves to Rs 25.93 crore.
‘Katti Batti’ is mainly targeted at the urban audiences, but it failed to get a favourable response from the audience. However, much was expected of ‘Katti Batti’ box office collections and the Rs 100 crore figure had been bandied about with nonchalance by industry analysts pre-release. The reason behind this was ‘Katti Batti’ stars Imran Khan and especially, Kangana Ranaut who has transformed into a B.O. queen due to her recent movies turning into virtual goldmines for producers.
Kangana Ranaut had burnished her reputation immensely with her ability to draw crowds to theatres with the off-beat characterisation of common girl themes that tend to transcend most acceptable brackets in India. A repeat performance was anticipated with ‘Katti Batti’, but the movie failed. A miracle turnaround is not expected either.
‘Katti Batti’ is about the taboo subject of live-in relationships.