Staying steady on the lower side, debutant Bhanu Pratap Singh’s Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship, starring Vicky Kaushal in the lead, continues to see a downfall. Having a hard week, Dharma Productions’ first horror flick collected a total of Rs 20.78 crore. Also Read - Kartik Aaryan Drops Out From Dostana 2: Real Reason Why Karan Johar Ousted Him From The Sequel
Sharing the low numbers on his social media handle, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh revealed, “#Bhoot is steady on the lower side… Select metros contributing to its revenue… Eyes ₹ 24 cr+ total in *Week 1*… Fri 5.10 cr, Sat 5.52 cr, Sun 5.74 cr, Mon 2.32 cr, Tue 2.10 cr. Total: ₹ 20.78 cr. #India biz. (sic)” Also Read - Why Karan Johar Never Released Koochie Koochie Hota Hai - Animated Version of K2H2 Despite Dropping Its Trailer
Produced by Karan Johar under his home banner, Dharma Productions, Bhoot features Vicky playing the role of a servicing officer who has been assigned to examine a stranded ‘haunted’ ship that has appeared at the coast of Mumbai from nowhere. The moment he steps inside the ship, strange things start happening to him. Vicky’s character gets stranded inside the ship as the ghost of a kid tries to kill him. In one of the scariest scenes, the ghost of the girl is seen walking upside down on the ceiling of the room.
The film features Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar in important roles. A flood of disappointment from fans trended on Twitter on the opening day as they compared Vicky’s performance with that in Uri and Raazi and concluded that Bhoot failed to spook-out and aimlessly stocked scary moments.