Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt‘s Dear Zindagi continued its run at the box office on day 5. The movie had opened very well, earning Rs 32.50 crore in its first weekend. Everyone expects a film to decline post the weekend. And though it dipped on day 4, collecting just Rs 4.25 crore, Dear Zindagi managed to hold its audience. On day 5 too, it managed to rake in Rs 4 crore and stand rock solid at the box office. The total tally of Dear Zindagi is now Rs 40.75 crore at the domestic market. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh mentioned about the detailed collections, when he tweeted, “#DearZindagi Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 11.25 cr, Sun 12.50 cr, Mon 4.25 cr, Tue 4 cr. Total: Rs 40.75 cr. India biz. ROCK-STEADY!”

But Dear Zindagi is not only having a glorious run at just the domestic market, but also at the overseas market. The movie has already managed to earn Rs 27.45 crore gross in 4 days in just half the number of screens. If you add the domestic and overseas collections, you will realise that Dear Zindagi has already made Rs 85.64 crore in the worldwide market. This means that the movie has already made a considerable profit. Alia and Shah Rukh’s film was made on a budget of Rs 22 crore (cost of production only). Even if you add the publicity and advertising costs, the Dear Zindagi makers have spent a maximum of Rs 35 crore. This means it already has nearly Rs 50 crore of profit! ALSO READ – Should Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt be worried coz of the Rs 8 crore dip in Dear Zindagi’s collections?

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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For those who don’t know, Dear Zindagi revolves around the life of Kaira (Alia Bhatt). Her life is influenced by her family and boyfriends – Angad Bedi, Kunal Kapoor and Ali Zafar. But it’s Shah Rukh Khan, who is her real hero, as he helps and guides her to a happier life. The youth have connected with the film to a great extent. The songs are also good and Shah Rukh’s charm is the icing on the cake. All these factors have helped rake in the audience into the cinema houses. ALSO READ – Dear Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt, we LOVED you in Dear Zindagi but we can’t ignore these 7 flaws in the movie

But the deciding factor in the success of the film was its marketing and niche release. Dear Zindagi was released in just 1200 screens in India. The lower number of screens not only helped to increase the occupancy rate, but also decrease the cost of distribution. We must say that it was a well thought of strategy! Anyway, what do you guys have to say about the movie? Tell us about your thoughts in the comments section below… Also check out the public review of the film right here: