We revealed to you today morning how Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt‘s Dear Zindagi has seen a dip on day 4. The movie had a tremendous opening weekend collection of Rs 32.50 crore and was aiming to extend its glorious run. However, on the first Monday, the film dipped to a collection of just Rs 4.25 crore. Dear Zindagi had collected Rs 12.50 crore on day 3. So in one day, it had dipped by Rs 8.25 crore. So should Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt be worried?

NO! They should not be worried at all… Every film, be it Ranbir Kapoor‘s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil or Salman Khan‘s Sultan or Akshay Kumar’s Airlift sees a dip on the first Monday. The simple reason for this is that Monday is the first working day of the week and only a few people go to watch a film that day. The worrying factor is the occupancy and the word of mouth publicity here. If a film maintains its audience and has a good word of mouth publicity flowing for it, then it will have passed the crucial Monday test. And that’s what Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt’s Dear Zindagi has managed to do. ALSO READ – This behind the scene video of Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt’s Dear Zindagi will make you want to watch the movie again

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh also agrees with us, as he tweeted, “#DearZindagi passes the crucial ‘Monday test’… Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 11.25 cr, Sun 12.50 cr, Mon 4.25 cr. Total: Rs 36.75 cr [1200 screens].”

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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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If Dear Zindagi‘s occupancy had dwindled and the film would have just collected Rs 2-3 crore, then Alia and SRK should have worried. But that’s not the case. In fact, with no release along with it, Dear Zindagi can spread it wings and fly high throughout this week. The niche release has also helped the movies cause. For those of you who didn’t know, Alia and Shah Rukh’s movie released in just 1200 screens in India. This not only saved the distribution cost, but also maximised the occupancy. ALSO READ – DECODED: Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt’s Dear Zindagi success

Directed by Gauri Shinde, Dear Zindagi has been loved by one and all. Though it has been termed as a long film by a few, the audience has been raving about it. The youth has connected with the story and Shah Rukh’s charm has made people go gaga. What do you guys had to say about Dear Zindagi? Tell us about your thoughts in the comments section below! Also check out what the other people had to say about the movie in the video right here: