Navdeep Singh, who previously helmed the highly acclaimed Manorama Six Feet Under, has been the talk of the town as his latest film NH10 has garnered positive word of mouth. The film is based on a couple’s road trip gone awry and stars Anushka Sharma in the lead role opposite Neil Bhoopalam.

The Anushka Sharma starrer took a poor start at the Box Office in all over the country with an average occupancy of 10-15% on the first day of its release. However positive word of mouth has worked in the favor of the film. According to Koimoi, NH10 has managed to collect Rs 3 crore on day one. i.e Friday. The film has done exceptionally well in Rajasthan, Delhi and Punjab. The collection might considerably go up as the weekend is here. As the film is the only major release this month, there is a possibility that the film might touch the 50 crore mark. But, as of now, it is too early to predict anything.

NH10 is an eye opener for all those who are of the view that we live in a modern India. The movie throws a light on one of the major concerns of our society-honor killing, which exists to a great extent in various parts of the country. While the religious stalwarts of the modern and developing India are more concerned about the ‘Ghar wapsi’ and the government is busy banning beef consumption and documentaries, director Navdeep Singh has done a commendable job by bringing up the issue of honor killings. READ: NH10 movie review: Anushka Sharma’s thriller is gripping, but the predictable end mars the plot!

Singh’s new film marks actress Anushka Sharma’s first production with her company Clean Slate Films. The movie is co-produced by Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Films.