Entering the second day with a decent grip on the ticket windows, debutant Bhanu Pratap Singh’s Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship, starring Vicky Kaushal in the lead, improved slightly despite the weekend. Dharma Productions’ first horror flick grossed a total of Rs 10.62 crore by the second day of its release. Also Read - Vicky Kaushal Shares First Look as Celebrated Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw From Meghna Gulzar-Directed Biopic
Sharing the new numbers on his social media handle, Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#Bhoot witnesses limited growth on Day 2… Decent in mass circuits, but lacks the spark at key metros… Day 3 is pivotal, needs to recover lost ground to post a respectable total… Eyes ₹ 16 cr [+/-] weekend… Fri 5.10 cr, Sat 5.52 cr. Total: ₹ 10.62 cr. #India biz. (sic)” Also Read - Shoojit Sircar Reveals Irrfan Khan Was Lead Actor in Sardar Udham Singh, Says 'The Film is an Ode to Irrfan Khan'
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.