Shahid Kapoor’s “Haider” directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, opened well on day one, despite clashing with the big-budget Hrithik Katrina Kaif starrer “Bang Bang”. But this was well expected.The movie has received positive critics reviews.
The Movie is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”. The film was released in 1,100 screens in India, compared to the 4,300 screens of “Bang Bang”.
The opening day collection of “Haider” was not as huge as Shahid’s previous movies but keeping in mind the clash and the screen count, the first day total was very good.
The film, released on Gandhi Jayanti, minted ₹6.14 crore on day one, according to Bollywood Hungama which makes it the top 17th opener for 2014( Singham Returns is still at the top with Rs. 30 cr opening).
“Haider” also failed to beat Shahid’s previous film “R… Rajkumar” record in India. “Haider” first day collection beat “Phata Poster Nikla Hero” ₹6 crore total but failed to beat “R… Rajkumar” ₹10.2 crore total.
“Haider” is the third installment of Bhardwaj’s Shakespearean trilogy after “Maqbool” (“Macbeth”) and “Omkara” (“Othello”). Apart from Shahid, the film also features Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu, Kay Kay Menon and Narendra Jha in important roles.