Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns’ which released on 8 March, opened to a good start, collecting a total of Rs. 12.75 crore over the weekend. The film which stars Irrfan Khan, Mahi Gill, Jimmy Shergill and Soha Ali Khan, made a total of Rs. 3.50 crore on Friday, with collections rising to Rs. 4.25 crore on Saturday and that touching a decent Rs. % crore mark on Sunday.
Mumbai, Punjab and Delhi did the best business. Despite collections falling drastically on Monday, as per trade analysts, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns will do thrice better business than Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster.
On the other hand, the other release of last Friday, Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga, opened to a very poor start, collecting a sum of Rs 35 Lakh.
Trade analyst Atul Mohan says, “The reports of Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns are not so encouraging but considering that the film is made on a stipulated budget, it might just breakeven during the course of the week. If the film had been little better, it would have proved to be an earning proposition at the box office. On the other hand, Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga – contrary to the title – has proved to be a costly mistake to its makers. The film will lose money for everyone involved.”
The coming week would see the release of three films, 3G-2013, starring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan, Jolly L.L.B. starring Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani, and Mere Dad Ki Maruti, starring Saqib Saleem and Rhea Chakraborty.
Meanwhile Kai Po Che collected Rs 12.85 crore in its second week making its total to around Rs 40.38 crore after two weeks.