Highway, starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda may have been reviewed as slow, subtle and touching, but the film managed to collect as much as 15 Crores in four days of opening. Despite not being a great grosser at the box office overall, the movie stood out to be the best in the set of the two released last weekend, including [email protected]
Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt in Highway
The Imtiaz Ali film surpassed [email protected] way past, with the latter collecting only 3.5 Crore for four days. Both the films have released in the same number of screens all over the country on Feb 21.
[email protected] failed to meet the expectations, clearly, despite Jimmy Shergill’s extreme dedication and hard work put in. The turnout at the theaters started dipping from the third day of release.
Stated by trade expert Sahay – “The occupancy on the opening day was only 42 percent for [email protected] It picked up on Saturday with 78 percent. Highway did better on Sunday with 83 percent occupancy. The audience appreciated Alia’s acting and also the picturization”
Alia Bhatt was clearly the prime focus after the film released. Also praised for her performance by none other than Amitabh Bachchan in his tweet, 20 year old Alia had officially set foot into the big league of acting.