Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt‘s Dear Zindagi has won many hearts. The movie has not only earned money, the performances by both SRK and Alia have been praised. The youth have connected to the movie and we have to give credit to director Gauri Shinde for being able to do that once again. Gauri had helmed English Vinglish before DZ and we have to say that both the films were fantastic. In fact, English Vinglish is one of our favourites till date. The movie, which starred Sridevi, touched the lives of each and everyone across the world and became a huge hit. However, looks like Dear Zindagi is an even bigger hit than English Vinglish as it crossed the box office collection of Sridevi’s film.

English Vinglish had opened to a decent day one collection of Rs 2.5 crore back in 2012. Dear Zindagi, on the other hand, collected Rs 8.75 crore on the first day. The former was a comeback for Sridevi, so even after the decent opening, fans rushed into the theaters to see their favourite actress on screen once again. The audience was impressed by the film and so, a positive word of mouth publicity helped the film gain momentum. English Vinglish went on to collect just about Rs 40 crore in its lifetime run. However, Shah Rukh and Alia’s Dear Zindagi crossed English Vinglish‘s lifetime collection in just 5 days. DZ’s collection stands at Rs 40.75 crore currently. ALSO READ – Dear Zindagi box office collection day 5: Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt’s film stays rock steady, earns Rs 40.75 crore

Dear Zindagi was always going to be a bigger as compared to English Vinglish. We all know the huge following that SRK commands. On top of that, DZ has the best gen next star – Alia Bhatt too. When you combine these two with a fabulous story and some good music, you know that the film will be an instant hit. Though Sridevi has a huge following, it is smaller compared to SRK’s followers. In fact,similar to DZ, English Vinglish had a limited audience and release too and for that matter, both have done exceptionally well. Though EV will be called a cult classic, for now Dear Zindagi is the winner in terms of numbers. ALSO READ – DECODED: Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt’s Dear Zindagi success

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