Zaid Khan’s debut film “Banaras” is not getting a good response from the audience, it opened with a below-par performance. And now is on the verge of pulling from the theatres on its first weekend itself.
It is directed and written by Jayatheertha and produced by Tilakraj Ballar and Muzammi Ahmed Khan under the banner NK Productions. It was released in cinemas in all 5 languages Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, and Telugu.
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Clash with Kantara affected its biz
It seems like the business of Banaras have severely affected due to the clash with already successful films like Gandhada Gudi and Kantara in the home market. The latter two films have occupied most of the screens in Karnataka and continue the winning run at the box office. The business of the film is minimal in dubbed languages as well.
Box Office Collection Day 2
It is estimated to have taken a 20L start in the home market the trend will be flat till Sunday. As per the trade estimations, it collects 20-25L on Sat to take the total collections of the movie to over 40L.
It looks like Zaid’s film will not be able to collect even 1 crore on its opening weekend, thus it’s a flop affair unless any miracle happens.
All About Banaras
Banaras is a romantic film that has time travel elements involved, it is set in the backdrop of Kashi. And stars Zaid Khan, Sonal Monteiro, Sujay Shastry, Devaraj, and Achyuth Kumar in the key roles. It was passed with a U/A certificate by the CBFC board and has an approved runtime of 2hr 30min or 150mins.
Zaid Khan has failed to make a mark with Banaras, he will have to come back stronger with his next. On the other, Banaras will likely be made available on the OTT platforms before the scheduled date due to the poor performance of the movie.