'October' box office collection: Check out its week one total
Varun Dhawan and Banita Sandhu starrer 'October' has found acceptance from the audience and it reflects in the film's box office collection. The Shoojit Sircar directorial, after a slow start on Friday, sustained itself well over the week and raked in Rs. 30.24 crore. Considering that the film had a niche subject, the makers released it in limited screens.
Have a look at the film's day-wise collection
#October is DECENT in Week 1... Biz was driven by multiplexes of major metros specifically... Weekend 2 is crucial, will give an idea of its lifetime biz... Fri 5.04 cr, Sat 7.47 cr, Sun 7.74 cr, Mon 2.70 cr, Tue 2.61 cr, Wed 2.43 cr, Thu 2.25 cr. Total: ₹ 30.24 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 20, 2018
Varun, Banita garnered unanimous praise for their respective performances
'October' is not a run-of-the-mill love story that the people are used to seeing. The critics heaped praises on the lead pair for their stellar act. So much so that the film is being regarded as Varun's best performance till date. An unconventional tale of unconditional love, 'October' follows the story of two hotel management trainees, Danish Walia and Shiuli Iyer.
Meanwhile, 'October' is facing plagiarism heat
A Marathi filmmaker named Sarika Mene has levelled plagiarism charges against 'October' makers. Mene claimed that the film has lifted plot and characters from her 2017 production 'Aarti - The Unknown Love Story'. She has filed a non-cognisable criminal complaint against Shoojit and writer Juhi Chaturvedi at the Vile Parle police station in Mumbai.
Soon, Shoojit's production company issued a statement
Shoojit, who was also a co-producer of 'October', issued a statement on behalf of his company, Rising Sun Picture. It read, "We understand that there are some allegations of copyright infringement against our film 'October'. We have not heard of the film 'Aarti' nor do we have full details of the matter. We're sensitive towards feelings of filmmakers and will deal with it appropriately."