Saif Ali Khan in Baazaar (Image courtesy: taranadarsh)
Saif Ali Khan's new film Baazaar, which opened to mixed reviews on Friday, 'picked up pace' on Day 2 and added Rs 4.10 crore to the total collections, reports trade analyst Taran Adarsh. On the opening day, Baazaar got a 'poor' start, but during the day, it gradually maintained the pace. Rs 3.07 crore was recorded as the Day 1 earnings of Saif's film and after adding Rs 4.10 crore to it, the current total of Baazaar now stands at Rs 7.17 crore. "Baazaar picks up pace on Day 2. Witnesses 33.55 per cent growth, which is a healthy trend, needs to regain lost ground by scoring higher numbers on Day 3 and also on weekdays. Mumbai circuit is performing better… Friday 3.07 crore, Saturday 4.10 crore. Total: Rs 7.17 crore," Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The opening day collections of Baazaar was much better than the recent films of Saif that released.
Take a look at Baazaar's box office collection here.
#Baazaar picks up pace on Day 2… Witnesses 33.55% growth, which is a healthy trend… Needs to regain lost ground by scoring higher numbers on Day 3 and also on weekdays… Mumbai circuit is performing better… Fri 3.07 cr, Sat 4.10 cr. Total: 7.17 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 28, 2018
#Baazaar had an extremely poor start in the morning shows, but picked up pace during the course of the day… Has fared much better than the recent Saif Ali Khan starrers… Mumbai circuit is driving the biz… Fri 3.07 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 27, 2018
In his review for NDTV, film critic Saibal Chatterjee gave Baazaar 2 stars out of 5. "Baazaar, which is anchored by a rock-solid pivotal performance from Saif Ali Khan, gallops at a fair clip, but it still feels a tad starchy owing to its predictable storyline. Baazaar is at best passable. It could have yielded higher dividends had it been less slavishly derivative," he wrote.
The stock market thriller Baazaar is based on money making. Saif plays the role of Shakun Kothari, a sharp and money-minded businessman, for whom business is everything. Rohan Mehra, son of late actor Vinod Mehra, makes his debut with the film. He plays Rizwan Ahmed, who works under Shakun Kothari.
The Gauravv K Chawla-directed film brings together Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte for the second time on screen, after Sacred Games. Chitrangada Singh is also part of the film.