Actor Varun Dhawan's risk-taking role in dark thriller Badlapur is paying rich dividends. The Sriram Raghavan-driected film opened on Friday to praise from critics, and has now cashed in at the box office collecting Rs 28.25 crores in India in three days. (Also read: Huma Qureshi Thanks Sriram Raghavan For Badlapur)
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted:
#Badlapur is super-strong on Mon. Fri 7 cr, Sat 8.75 cr, Sun 8.25 cr, Mon 4.25 cr. Total: Rs 28.25 cr. India biz. Fantastic!- taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 24, 2015
The film is also doing well abroad. Mr Adarsh posted:
#Badlapur springs a pleasant surprise in the international markets. Grosses approx $ 1 million [Rs 6.23 cr] in its opng wknd. Very good!- taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 24, 2015
In Badlapur, Varun's character Raghu is an adman whose wife and son are killed in a bank heist and who then devotes himself on seeking revenge.
The cast of Badlapur includes Huma Qureshi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yami Gautam and Divya Dutta in pivotal roles.