Anushka Sharma’s latest film Phillauri, which showed a ‘dip’ in the cinematic world on Monday, earned Rs 2.02 crore on Tuesday, tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The film, which stars performing artist Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma in pivotal parts inverse Anushka, opened to average reviews on March 24. The film has so far gathered Rs 19.22 crore in the cinema world, tweeted Mr Adarsh. Phillauri, directed by Anshai Lal, depends on two love stories, which are set 98 years apart. Set in Phillaur, Punjab, Diljit plays a singer and Anushka’s love interest. Anushka plays Shashi, a ghost bride in the latter half of the film.
Here’s Phillauri’s box office collection report:
#Phillauri Fri 4.02 cr, Sat 5.20 cr, Sun 6.03 cr, Mon 2.02 cr, Tue 1.95 cr. Total: ₹ 19.22 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 29, 2017
In his audit for one of a leading news channel, Saibal Chatterjee states, “Phillauri is an unconventional Bollywood performer that is watchable all the way. It doesn’t depend on star power. It draws its strength instead from an off-kilter screenplay that for once may make you want to believe in the presence of ghosts, particularly if they happen to be like the one that Anushka Sharma gets into the spirit of.” He gave Phillauri three out of five stars.
Anushka’s part as a ghost bride was adored by her colleagues. A special screening of Phillauri was hosted by Anushka a day prior to the film’s release. Shah Rukh Khan, with whom, the 28-year-old performing artist made her Bollywood debut in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, tweeted: “Phillauri, the attempt at doing what you trust in.”
Phillauri is Anushka’s second film as a producer after 2015’s NH10. The film additionally stars Mehrene Kaur Pirzada.