The two major films that released on January 10 are Deepika Padukone – Vikrant Massey starrer Chhapaak and Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Kajol starrer Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. But it is the period drama Tanhaji that has shined at the box office. It managed to collect Rs 15.10 crore on the opening day, whereas Chhapaak could earn only Rs 4.77 crore. Although the film received positive response from fans and critics, it could not manage to gross as expected. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior Box Collection Day 1: Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan Starrer Earn Rs 15.10 Crore on the Opening Day.
It was a tough competition between Tanhaji and Chhapaak as both the films featured an impressive star cast. The Meghna Gulzar directorial was based on the story of real life acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal. Talking about its box office collection, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#Chhapaak is ordinary on Day 1... Collects well at select high-end multiplexes... Biz at Tier-2 and 3 cities and also mass circuits is way below the mark... Growth on Day 2 and 3 crucial for a respectable weekend total... Fri ₹ 4.77 cr. #India biz.” Good Newwz Box Office Collection Day 15: Akshay Kumar Starrer Earns Rs 183.43 Crore; Release of Tanhaji and Chhapaak Affect Its Growth?
Chhapaak Box Office Collection Day 1
#Chhapaak is ordinary on Day 1... Collects well at select high-end multiplexes... Biz at Tier-2 and 3 cities and also mass circuits is way below the mark... Growth on Day 2 and 3 crucial for a respectable weekend total... Fri ₹ 4.77 cr. #India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 11, 2020
During an interaction with ETimes, Deepika Padukone was asked about Laxmi Agarwal’s reaction after seeing her as Malti for the first time. The actress was quoted as saying, “I would say when Laxmi walked onto the set for the first time, and she looked at me and she said, ‘I feel like I'm looking at myself in the mirror’.” Do you think Chhapaak’s collection will improve in the coming days? Stay tuned for more updates from the world of entertainment.