Ever since Shoojit Sircar announced that he would be working with Varun Dhawan in his next film, October, we knew it was special. And true to our expectations, the film has been garnering rave reviews from the critics and the audiences alike. Karan Johar and other members of the film fraternity were all praises of the film’s narrative and treatment, not to forget Varun’s and Banita Sandhu‘s acting as well as Sircar’s impeccable direction. The film, however, started on a low note in the morning shows on Friday, April 13, the day it released, but gradually picked up as the day advanced. Thus, on the first day, the film raked in Rs 5.04 crore.
However, given that the film has been garnering positive reviews from all quarters, we’re expecting it to show a substantial growth over the weekend. Given that the film has a niche appeal, it would be great if it earned Rs 20 crore in its opening weekend. Senior film critic and trade analyst, Taran Adarsh, took to Twitter to report the BO numbers of Day 1. He wrote, “#October has a slow start… Biz will have to witness miraculous growth over the weekend + maintain a strong trend on weekdays to leave a mark… Word of mouth is extremely mixed… Fri ₹ 5.04 cr. India biz.” Take a look at his post below :
Many are calling October, Varun’s best so far. IndianExpress.com even said that with October, an actor has been born. During the film’s promotions, Varun had said that October has been a very special film for him. At the screening he told the media, “‘October’ comes from an extremely special place from my heart because as my career forwarded, I just felt that I started becoming more selfish and I wanted to do a selfless character like Dan,” further adding that “Dan is within all of us, we have just forgotten it with time. Let’s not lose the humanity in human and that’s what I wanted to say with October.”