Madhur Bhandarkar has been lucky again as his last week’s release Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji has been able to earn Rs. 15 crore during the weekend only from India. It is a great start and indicates its smooth journey at the Box Office.
So far, 2011 has been lucky for the filmmakers as all the films released till now have been successful at the Box Office. The other releases include Yamla Pagla Deewana, Dhobi Ghat and No One Killed Jessica and none of them have been disappointed.
Speaking about the prospects of his movie, Bhandarkar said that he kept a close watch at the progress of the film in the industry and trade circles. The filmmaker added that he got positive vibes from the viewers of Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji, who watched it before the release. He is quite pleased with the response of the viewers and the critics, who offered some positive reviews in its favour.
Its first weekend collection is just Rs. 3 crore less than his Priyanka Chopra starrer movie Fashion. A source close to the film was quoted saying that the film was made with a limited budget even though it starred big names like Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi. The production cost of the film was kept at Rs. 22 crore while Rs. 6 crore was invested in print and publicity. Considering its first weekend collection, it seems that collecting Rs. 28 crore will be a very easy task for the film.