Actress Kangana Ranaut's Simran has opened to a lukewarm response at the box office. The film, directed by Hansal Mehta, earned Rs 2.77 crore on its opening day, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh. "#Simran witnessed growth at plexes of metros... Fri 2.77 cr. India biz," tweeted Mr Adarsh. In the film, Kangana features as Praful Patel, a Gujarati woman who lives in New York and is a divorcee. From being a shoplifter to being addicted to gambling, the movie shows the various phases of Praful's (Kangana) life. Simran is loosely based on the life of Sandeep Kaur, an NRI in the United States, who has been convicted of four bank robberies.
- Kangana features as Praful Patel, a Gujarati woman, who is a divorcee
- The film also features Soham Shah, Esha Tewari Pande
- Simran has been directed by Hansal Mehta
See trade analyst Taran Adarsh's tweet here:
#Simran witnessed growth at plexes of metros... Fri 2.77 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 16, 2017
Simran has been widely shot in Atlanta, United States. The film also features Soham Shah, Esha Tewari Pande, Manu Narayan, Aneesha Joshi and Rupinder Nagra in pivotal roles.
Simran has been co-produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Shailesh R Singh.
Watch the trailer of Simran here:
In his review for NDTV, film critic Raja Sen wrote that, "Kangana Ranaut's solid performance keeps the film watchable, but Simran is ultimately an exhausting film."
"Hansal Mehta's Simran works best when breezing along with a light touch, when Ranaut effervescently befriends bartenders and cheerily refuses to take no for an answer. Unfortunately the film, doubling up as a showreel for the actress, pretends also to be a drama, a thriller, even a sweet romance. None of these other gears work well enough, and the eventual result is tedious," wrote Mr Sen.
Simran released in the theatres along with Farhan Akhtar's Lucknow Central.