Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan was indeed one of the anticipated films of this year. Vidya bowled us over with her badass avatar as Begum Jaan, she looked fierce and fiery, but the audience didn’t t connect with her badass avatar. The film realeasd on Friday and the day one collection of the film is only 3.94 crore which is saddening. The film had a dull opening with 15- 20 percent occupancy. Talking about the numbers in details, Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#BegumJaan biz needs to multiply on Sat + Sun to come up with a decent weekend total… Fri ₹ 3.94 cr. India biz.”

Clearly the business of the film is heartbreaking and we hope to see good numbers in the coming two days. Well there are no major releases; Phillauri and Naam Shabana are the only two earlier films released and we hopeful that the cine goers manage to catch Begum Jaan in the theatres. (ALSO READ: Vidya Balan REVEALS the real reason why she chose to do Begum Jaan- Watch EXCLUSIVE interview)

Talking about Begum Jaan, it’s a story based on a brothel owner Begum Jaan who fights for her survival in the India Pakistan partition. Vidya’s performance as always was applauded and the critics went gaga over her. She is just bang on in the film, but even the critics couldn’t connect themselves with the film. Apart from Vidya, one man who let everyone stunned is Chunky Pandey, with his baddie avatar. He was just unbelievable in the film. Talking about his character Chunky said, “Srijit Mukherji called me and said he wants me to do this film. He sent me the trailer of Rajkahini but told me not to watch the film. I called him back and asked, ‘Are you sure you want me?’ He said yes, but I would have to audition. I went on a Sunday, two days after Housefull 3 had released.”