October Film: Does the film capture its audience well?
“October”, was one of the most anticipated films of the first half of the year. Starring Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu, the film was directed by Shoojit Sircar. It revolves around the story of a man who falls in love with a girl in very unusual circumstances.
With a new leading actress, the film was generally met with positive reviews and praises from the critics and audiences. It also performed well on the box office in its opening weekend. The film managed to collect 5 crores on its first day of release. In its opening weekend, the film had a total box office collection of 12 crores. Trade Analyst, Taran Adarsh, tweeted the same and mentioned that there has been a 48.21% growth on Saturday for the box office collections. He attributed the increased revenue to the contribution of multiplexes and cinemas.
Overall, the beautifully shot film received critical acclaim and box office success. It has been a hit among the audience and the reception has been widely positive. Film critics have applauded its script and credited the writer Juhi Chaturvedi for weaving an innocent yet intense story in the near-to-death romance genre.
The film is expected to grow over the coming weekends. However, only time will tell if it will succeed in creating the same magic as Varun’s earlier blockbusters. If not, it will be the actor’s first flop.