- Kaalakaandi is expected to make around Rs 1.5 crore on Day 1
- Kaalakaandi is Saif's first film after Chef, which tanked
- It clashes with two other movies - Mukkabaaz and 1921
"...By the weekend, the film will manage to mint anywhere around Rs 3 crore to Rs 5 crore," read the Indian Express report. The box office predictions of Day 1 are nowhere near the last big release - Salman Khan's Tiger Zinda Hai, which collected a whopping sum of Rs 33.75 crores on opening day. The film currently stands at Rs 316 crores and counting. Mr Rathi also adds that Kaalakaandi's numbers could be low because of fewer screen count - it releases across 500-600 theatres, most of which are multiplexes.
Mr Rathi says another reason to predict low figures for Kaalakaandi (also written by director Akshat Verma, who was the screenwriter of Delhi Belly) is that it will cater to a target audience and not masses in general. "The film has a target audience and hence, it will have a limited revenue," Indian Express quoted him as saying.
The cast of Kaalakaandi also includes names like Deepak Dobriyal, Vijay Raaz, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Amyra Dastur and Akshay Oberoi. Is Saif Ali Khan ready to show his kaalakaandi at the box office? Only time and the audience will tell.