Saif Ali Khan and Tabu starrer romantic-comedy film ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’ is off to a poor opening at the box office. While the trade experts were expecting the film to collect Rs 4-5 crore Day 1 but it’s good as compared to Saif’s recent solos. This is a poor start and the makers would be hoping for a turnaround on Saturday and Sunday.
Jawaani Jaaneman 1st day box office collection: Rs 3.25 crore
After a series of serious characters in films like Laal Kaptaan, Bazaar, Rangoon and Tanhaji, Saif Ali Khan is returning into a comedy zone. He has reunited with Tabu on the big screen a hiatus of 20 years. The duo has worked in films like Biwi No.1 and Hum Saath Saath Hai. Jawaani Jaaneman marks the debut of actress Pooja Bedi’s daughter Alaya F. She plays Saif Ali Khan’s daughter in the film. Tabu is playing his wife in the film.
#JawaaniJaaneman does much better than several *solo* #SaifAliKhan movies released in the *recent past*… Biz witnessed an upward trend towards evening shows at metros… Needs to trend well over the weekend for a respectable total… Fri ₹ 3.24 cr. #India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 1, 2020
Released on around 1500 screens, Jawaani Jaaneman is facing stiff competition from holdover releases, Panga, Street Dancer 3D and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. All three movies are still raking good money at the box office, posting good competition to Saif Ali Khan starrer.
Jawaani Jaaneman has received good reviews from the critics. The audience reports are still awaited. However, the problem with Jawaani Jaaneman is that it is a routine film. There is nothing special in it. Moreover, it has been leaked online on piracy sites. So, we just can’t expect big numbers in the coming days.
The budget of Jawaani Jaaneman including the promotion and advertising cost is around Rs 40 crore. It needs to earn Rs 50 crore to be a box office hit. The film has already recovered a decent amount through satellite, digital and overseas rights.