1921 has exceeded expectations with it’s box office collections despite of bad reviews from the critic. On it’s opening day film was able to bank 1.56 crore, which was more than Saif Ali’s Kaalakaandi and Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz. Film is mostly a no star cast as Karan Kundra is a big name on television but not in films and zareen khan is not credible enough to have trade by her side. Vikram Bhatt’s prequel 1920 was a good deal on box office and over the course of a decade it was immensely watched on television and that recall value helped 1921 to have such a big opening as far as budget is concerned.
On Saturday film grossed 2.09 crores which was a big jump from the Friday despite of being clashed with 2 Hindi films and 3 important regional films. Kalaakaandi has star power by it’s side and Mukkabaaz has phenomenal reviews but still 1921 managed to get past through them and actual bank more on box office perhaps because horror genre has certain insurance from the audience. On Sunday film took a jump and made 2.80 crore on the box office window. If a film is increasing it’s collection by the day than certainly the audience word of mouth is good and being reflected upon.
Steady business in the key to being a hit and 1921 maintained it’s charm on the first Monday by banking 1.62 crores which is more than the opening day, Film will definitely be a sleeper hit as most of vishesh films are and will be declared a huge success with return of investment policy. Makers will announce the part 3 in the trilogy sooner than they announced part 2 in the franchise. Vikram Bhatt has mastered some art into horror film making which makes his films works because going by the reviews, film is a disaster and offers absolutely nothing in terms of scare but still the box office is maintained.