Shah Rukh Khan‘s Dear Zindagi has opened to rave reviews and has earned Rs 8.75 crore on its day one which is good considering the film saw a limited release in just 1200 screens. This was a risky as well as smart move from him. And it worked for him. On the outlook the opening day figures may not be, one expects from a Shah Rukh Khan starrer but if you look at the genre, the release and promotions of the film then the opening collections are one of the best. In fact movie watching audience were aware that it’s an Alia Bhatt film and Shah Rukh Khan is in a supporting role.

With the opening of Rs 8.75 crore, the film has become the eighth highest grosser of Shah Rukh Khan. It has beaten the opening day figures of his 2010 release My Name Is Khan. And is right behind his 2012 release Jab Tak Hai Jaan. His highest still remains 2014’s Happy New Year, which earned Rs 44.97 crore. This year he had Fan which opened to Rs 19.2 crore.

Check out the top ten list of his highest opening days below:

Happy New Year (2014) – 44.97 crore

Chennai Express (2013) – 33.12 crore

Dilwale (2015) – 21 crore

Fan (2016) – 19.2 crore

Ra.One (2011) – 18.5 crore

Don 2 (2011) – 15.3 crore

Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) – 15.23 crore

Dear Zindagi (2016) – 8.75 crore

My Name Is Khan (2010) – 8 crore

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) – 6.76 crore

The film is one of the lowest budgeted films of Shah Rukh Khan in recent times and its made on a budget of Rs 22 crore with an additional P&A cost of Rs 11 crore. His last release Fan was made on a budget of hopping Rs 85 crore.

The film is doing excellent business in overseas collecting Rs 5.40 crore in UAE/GCC (two days) and Rs 5.05 crore in USA (three days). Also read: Dear Zindagi box office update: Shah Rukh Khan-Alia Bhatt starrer does excellent business overseas

BollywoodLife in its review of Dear Zindagi said, “Dear Zindagi will definitely appeal to you if you love slice of life film. A little bit of trimming here and there would have been good, and it is not a typical Bollywood movie. However that shouldn’t stop you from not witnessing one of Alia’s best performances and SRK being his charming best.”

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

>>

Ad will auto hide after 5
Skip

Prev
Next

  • Alia Bhatt’s is the real hero of Dear Zindagi

    Alia Bhatt’s is the real hero of Dear Zindagi

    Kaira (Alia Bhatt) is a promising cinematographer, who is going through serious crisis in her life. She is good at her work, but not getting that big break. Even her relationships in life – be it her parents or the men in her life are screwed up thanks to her own apprehensions.

    Image credit: Google

  • Shah Rukh Khan is the one who comes to her rescue

    Shah Rukh Khan is the one who comes to her rescue

    However when things get too much for her delicate mind to handle, she decides to consult a therapist. So enters Dr Jehangir Khan aka Jug (Shah Rukh Khan) who, in his unusual ways, tries to analyse Kaira’s problems and make her embrace life.

    Image credit: Google

  • Alia Bhatt’s BEST role so far

    Alia Bhatt’s BEST role so far

    Make no two words about it – this is an Alia Bhatt movie, through and through. The men in the cast, even Shah Rukh Khan, are just there to support her. Dear Zindagi is just another movie that showcases the powerful potential of this talented actress. If you were awed by her performance in Udta Punjab, be prepared to be blown away by her sheer anguish here.

    Image credit: Google

  • Shah Rukh Khan’s cameo is the next best thing after Alia Bhatt in this movie

    Shah Rukh Khan’s cameo is the next best thing after Alia Bhatt in this movie

    Shah Rukh, meanwhile, is a catalyst in her life as he tries to make her solve her life problems. The man uses his natural charm and dimpled smile to effective use, and we are sure girls are gonna swoon over him. However, what I liked about him the most that he allowed Alia to own the show, as he lets himself be a spectator in those scenes.

    Image credit: Google

  • Ali zafar’s role is the best amongst all the boys in this movie

    Ali zafar’s role is the best amongst all the boys in this movie

    Among the other leading men, Ali Zafar oozes charisma. While there were reports that he was replaced by Force 2 villain Tahir Raj Bhasin in the movie, they are all false and Ali is very much a part of it. And not just a part, he’s role is the best amongst Angad Bedi, Kunal Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor.

    Image credit: Google

  • We had slightly more expectations from Gauri Shinde

    We had slightly more expectations from Gauri Shinde

    As for direction, we must say as far as Gauri Shinde’s movies go, we still love her debut film better. It had a tighter narrative than DZ. However, that doesn’t mean Dear Zindagi is a weak attempt. It has some really fine moments, and natural warmth in the proceedings. The last meeting of SRK and Alia is an example of brilliant writing and execution. The songs by Amit Trivedi gel well with the narrative.

    Image credit: Google

  • What are the loopholes?

    What are the loopholes?

    While Dear Zindagi makes for a feel good viewing, we do wish that the editor had snipped off a few scenes in the second half. At two and a half hours, the movie is tad too long and it allows monotony to set in. Alia’s scenes with SRK were supposed to be a highlight of the movie. But apart from the first two scenes and the last one, the rest are too preachy and repetitive.

    Image credit: Google

  • A little bit more Shah Rukh Khan would have been better

    A little bit more Shah Rukh Khan would have been better

    It would have also helped if Shah Rukh Khan’s character was more fleshed out, especially since it was promoted the movie on his shoulders. People expecting this to be a typical Bollywood romcom and out and out Shah Rukh Khan movie, may get disappointed.

    Image credit: Google

  • What to do? Is Dear Zindagi worth all your time?

    What to do? Is Dear Zindagi worth all your time?

    Dear Zindagi will definitely appeal to you if you love slice of life film. A little bit of trimming here and there would have been good, and it is not a typical Bollywood movie. However that shouldn’t stop you from not witnessing one of Alia’s best performances and SRK being his charming best.

    Image credit: Google

  • Dear Zindagi gets 3. 5 stars from us

    Dear Zindagi gets 3. 5 stars from us

    Dear Zindagi definitely gets a 3.5/5 stars from us and they all belong to Alia Bhatt and partly to Shah Rukh Khan. As a viewer you realize that Alia Bhatt’s acting skills are progressing with every movie and she has the ability to carry a movie solely on her shoulders, which is a big thing.

    Image credit: Google.