Secret Superstar Box Office: Aamir Khan in a still from the film (Image courtesy: taranadarsh)
New Delhi: Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar is the actor's Diwali gift for fans
- Secret Superstar collected 8.65 crore on Saturday
- Aamir plays a music composer Shakti Kumaarr
- Secret Superstar released to great reviews
. The film, headline by Aamir's Dangal
co-star Zaira Wasim, released to great reviews, but got a slow start at the box office due to the festival. "Expectedly, Secret Superstar
has started slow... Exactly like Taare Zameen Par
... But word of mouth is super-strong," trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote. The film collected 8.65 crore on Saturday while Friday's earning went up to Rs 9.30 crore. Secret Superstar
's current total now stands at Rs 22.75 crore. In the film, Aamir plays a music composer Shakti Kumaarr
while Zaira features in the lead role of Insia, an aspiring young singer, whose dreams are not supported by her conservative father. Here, enters Shakti Kumaarr, who helps her in achieving her dreams.
Read Taran Adarsh's tweets:
In his review for NDTV, film critic Saibal Chatterjee gave Secret Superstar
3.5 stars out of 5. "Zaira Wasim is a treat, Aamir Khan tackles Shakti Kumaarr with glee.
Zaira is an absolute treat - a bundle of miracles! As for the wonderful Meher Vij, one can only ask: where was she all these years? We hope to see more of her on the big screen. Secret Superstar
is a winner notwithstanding the bumps along the way," he wrote.Secret Superstar
is directed by Advait Chandan while it is co-produced by Aamir and wife Kiran Rao. The film opened to some 2,840 screens, which is less by a thousand screens Golmaal Again
has occupied. Ajay Devgn's Golmaal Again
is also this week's release and joined the box office a day after Secret Superstar
hit the screens.