- The film managed to earn Rs 2.77 crore on its opening day
- Kangana Ranaut's Simran earned Rs 1.25 crore on Tuesday
- Simran also stars Soham Shah, Esha Tewari Pande
See trade analyst Taran Adarsh's tweet here:
#Simran Fri 2.77 cr, Sat 3.76 cr, Sun 4.12 cr, Mon 1.41 cr, Tue 1.25 cr. Total: 13.31 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 20, 2017
Simran is loosely based on the life of Sandeep Kaur, an NRI in the United States, who has been convicted of four bank robberies. In the film, Kangana portrays the role of Praful Patel, a Gujarati woman who is a divorcee residing in New York. Simran also stars Soham Shah, Esha Tewari Pande, Manu Narayan, Aneesha Joshi and Rupinder Nagra in key roles.
In his review for NDTV, film critic Raja Sen wrote, "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."
On Tuesday, director Hansal Mehta thanked the audience for the 'love and criticism' on Twitter. "Thankful for both the love and criticism coming our way. Simran is an unconventional film about an unusual character. I'm very proud of it," he tweeted.
Thankful for both the love and criticism coming our way. #Simran is an unconventional film about an unusual character. I'm very proud of it.— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) September 19, 2017
Kangana Ranaut's Simran released in theatres along with Farhan Akhtar's Lucknow Central.