Anushka Sharma starrer Pari finally hit screens yesterday ie on March 2 and to say that it sent chills down our spines won’t be a gross exaggeration. This is the first time that the actress is seen essaying a spooky role and we must add that we’re mighty impressed. If the trailer and screamers were anything to go by, the horror drama seemed promising enough and had been sending shivers down our spines. However, it opened to mixed reviews with most critics blaming unnecessary melodrama to have spoilt the show. Despite the morning shows registering, low occupancy, positive word of mouth led more and more people to throng the theatres in large numbers in the evening. This acted as quite a saving grace for the film. Also Read - As Captain, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli Never Supported Me The Way Sourav Ganguly Did: Yuvraj Singh
Trade analyst and senior film critic, Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to report the first day collections of the film. He wrote, “Pari started slow in morning shows [some theatres were closed due to #Holi celebrations], but picked up – at metros mainly – as the day progressed… Evening/night shows reported better occupancy… Fri ₹ 4.36 cr, despite no-release in some South markets… India biz.” With the film having performed decently well on the first day, hopes are high that the numbers pick up on Saturday and Sunday. Take a look at Adarsh’s tweet below : Also Read - Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli Donate an Undisclosed Amount to PM-CARES Joining India's Fight Against Coronavirus
The film also stars, Rajat Kapoor, Ritabhari Chakraborty and Parambrata Chattopadhyay in pivotal roles. This film is the third one that has been produced under Anushka Sharma’s banner, titled, Clean Slate Films. After NH10 and Phillauri, this is her third production venture. Husband, Virat Kohli flew down specially to watch the film. He applauded Anushka, and took to Twitter to say that Pari is her best work ever. Kohli wrote, “Watched #Pari last night, has to be my Wife’s best work ever! ?? One of the best films I’ve seen in a long time. Got quite scared but so very proud of you @AnushkaSharma.” Well, isn’t that sweet? How did you find Pari? Did you watch it? Let us know in the comments’ section below.