A lot of people went to see Shah Rukh Khan’s third movie of the year, Dunki, on Thursday. The Rajkumar Hirani movie’s first showing in India was at 5:55 a.m. at Mumbai’s famous single-screen theater, Gaiety Galaxy.
Pictures from the theater went popular on the internet, and they showed what looked like a party. During the day, though, not as many people went to the show.
A company that keeps an eye on the industry said that Dunki will make about 30 crore rupees on Thursday, based on early predictions. There were 26.45% of people in the theater for the morning shows and 21.77% of people in the theater for the afternoon shows. About 24.11% of people who saw the movie in Hindi did so in its entirety. The movie starring SRK came out in theaters on a weekday, which is important to note. It could pick up speed over the Christmas holiday.
But Prashanth Neel’s Salaar, which comes out in theaters on Friday, will be another problem for Dunki. The movie is already giving Dunki a hard time at the ticket windows, even before it comes out. The movie has already made Rs 35.23 crore from the sale of 16,83,871 tickets before it even opens.
Sreedhar Pillai, a film trade expert, told Dunki before it came out that it wouldn’t do as well in South India as Salaar. “Duniki is a family-friendly and emotional movie, so it won’t get that many screens. It will only be shown in multiplexes because it doesn’t have Telugu or Tamil dub versions,” he said.
People and reviewers have had very different reactions to Dunki’s premiere. said the movie was “boring.” The reviewer said, “It was hard for me to find anything that made me feel in the 161-minute Rajkumar Hirani film.” Hardy, played by Shah Rukh Khan, seems to work too hard for too little reward.