The film earlier collected Rs 20 crore in the first two days of its release and is likely to end the first weekend on a winning note. The film opened at Rs 8.75 crore on Friday and showed a superb growth on Saturday to earn Rs 11.25 crore.
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh shared, “#DearZindagi packs a SOLID PUNCH… Shows FAB growth… Fri 8.75 cr, Sat 11.25 cr, Sun 12.50 cr. Total: ₹ 32.50 cr [1200 screens]. India biz.” Taran also shared, ” #DearZindagi – OVERSEAS – Opening Weekend: $ 4 million [₹ 27.45 cr]… Best in USA-Canada and UAE-GCC… SUPER.”
The film went on to impress the overseas audience as well. Dear Zindagi, which had a mid-week release in UAE, has collected Rs 5.40 cr till Friday in the country and GCC. In India, the film got only 1200 screens making it a much smaller release that a usual Shah Rukh Khan film. The film is doing well in North America as well.
Women-centric films seem to be the flavour of this year. Neerja, Highway, Pink and now Dear Zindagi have given the audience some of the most memorable performances this year by its female leads. What sets apart these characters is how beautifully they are etched. You can’t stop but delve into their worries and problems. All these films have a vast wealth of emotional depth that one rarely sees in normal action-oriented films.
When Komal Nahta, during a TV interview, asked Gauri Shinde if making a woman-centric film was a conscious decision, Gauri said, ” It wasn’t a conscious decision. But then why not make films about women. I enjoy working with women. There are already so many movies about men. Also, any young person irrespective of his or her gender can relate to the movie.”
Gauri also said that she was keen to have Shah Rukh Khan in the role of Jehangir Khan. When asked what made Gauri choose Alia for the role, the director says, ” I saw her cry her heart out in a scene in Highway. She was just magical in the film. ” When Alia was asked if she wanted to work with Gauri, the actor said, ” I watched English Vinglish in theatres with my friends. And I told my friend that I want to work with Gauri Shinde one day.”
Meanwhile, Karan Johar, co-producer is happy with the response. Karan shared, ” Abundant love for this gorgeous trio!!!! @gauris @aliaa08 @iamsrk…..brave….beautiful and brilliant…. heartfelt gratitude to all of you.”
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Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to thank viewers who have showered their love on the film. Shah Rukh shared, ” Dear Viewers thank u for the special love. Big thx 2 @DharmaMovies @RedChilliesEnt for the special release strategy.”