Director Reema Kagti's second directorial venture Talaash starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee in leads, has done wonderful collection at the Indian Box Office. But the movie has failed to smash the first day collection record of Shahrukh Khan's recent release Jab Tak Hai Jaan at the domestic business centres.
Late Yash Chopra's last directorial venture Jab Tak Hai Jaan starring Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in leads, was released in 2,500 screens in the country on November 13 and collected Rs 15.23 crores nett at the domestic Box Office on the first day. Aamir Khan's much-anticipated movie Talaash, which also hit 2,500 screens in the country was expected to break this record.
With huge expectations and hype surrounding it, Talaash managed to drive unprecedented crowd towards both single screens and multiplexes across the country, where it registered an average of 90% to 100% occupancy. The psychological thriller collected Rs 14.52 crores nett at the domestic Box Office on the first day. But it has fallen short of Rs 71 lakhs in beating the opening day record of Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
However, Talaash has received positive reviews from film critics and a word of mouth has already boosted its business in the evening and night shows on Friday. Now, its collection is expected to go upwards over the weekends. Trade analysts say that Talaash is expected to surpass Rs 50 crore mark at the domestic Box Office in the first weekend. It should be seen whether it will cross the mark or not.