- 'Phillauri is strong in North,' wrote Mr Adarsh
- 'Business saw growth on Saturday,' he added
- Anushka Sharma stars as a ghost bride in Phillauri
#Phillauri is STRONG in North, the key contributor... Biz saw growth on Sat... Sun crucial... Fri 4.02 cr, Sat 5.20 cr. Total: Rs 9.22 cr.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 26, 2017
Mr Adarsh also shared the figures of Phillauri's box office score overseas:
#Phillauri opens well in UAE-GCC. Collects $ 260,000 [Rs 1.70 cr] on Thu Fri [witnessed 40% growth].— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 25, 2017
Phillauri stars Anushka Sharma in a refreshing role - that of a ghost bride who accidentally gets married to an NRI, played by Life Of Pi actor Suraj Sharma. Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh and Mehrene Kaur Pirzada also feature in key roles in the ghost drama. In his review for NDTV Movies, Saibal Chatterjee writes: "The film revolves around a century-spanning love story that takes into its sweep a budding romance that blossoms in a village off Phillaur, in the era of Gauhar Jaan, the freedom struggle and the Jallianwala Bagh massacre."
Phillauri has been co-produced by Anushka and her brother Karnesh Sharma, and is the 35-year-old actress' second project as a producer after 2015's NH10. Directed by Anshali Lal, Phillauri has extensively been shot in rural Punjab.