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Box Office Round-Up: Daddy, Poster Boys Off To A Slow Start, Kathanayagan, Neruppu Da Hardly Make An Impact


Last week’s releases was a potpourri containing a biopic, a comedy, a drama-thriller, and a documentary. From Arjun Rampal playing a dreaded gangster to Vikram Prabhu playing yet another role where he’s too dedicated to his profession — here’s a look at the box office report so far:


Arjun Rampal as Arun Gawli in ‘Daddy’

Much like last week’s releases, this week too has a slow start. Daddy, which was released amid a lot of promotions, barely made an impact at the box-office. According to a report on BoxofficeIndia, the film has raked in Rs 1-1.25 crores on its opening day. Most of the collections are from Mumbai, the city the film’s story is based on.

According to trade analyst Girish Johar, the film has minted a total of Rs 2.80 crore at the box office in the last three days.

Set in 1980s Mumbai, Daddy is a crime-thriller that focuses on the Mumbai underworld and Gawli’s stint as a don in Mumbai’s Dagdi Chawl. The film is directed by Ashim Ahluwalia, and also stars Aishwarya Rajesh.

Poster Boys

Poster Boys, directed by Shreyas Talpade and starring him and the brothers – Sunny and Bobby Deol – had an equally slow weekend. The film was barely promoted and got mixed to negative reviews. 

According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Poster Boys still managed to garner Rs 1.75 crores on the first day, and managed to make a 37.14 per cent growth on its second day, making Rs 2.40 crores. Overall, the film made Rs 4.15 crores in India. 


Directed by Muruganantham, and co-starring Catherine Tresa, Vishnu Vishal’s latest production is about the friendly sparring between the hero and his prospective father-in-law, a real-life hero, who also happens to be his neighbour.

The film, with a fun trailer, was mostly subjected to negative reviews for its plot and lack of story. According to reports, the film made Rs 17 lakhs on its first day, and has earned an overall amount of Rs 55 lakhs at the box-office. 

Neruppu Da

Vikram Prabhu, Nikki Galrani, Varun, Rajendran, and others star in this thriller-drama directed by B Ashok Kumar. The music is by Sean Roldan and has ace cinematographer RD Rajasekhar wielding the camera. 

The title of the film is inspired from the popular song from Rajinikanth’s Kabali (2016), and also because Vikram plays a firefighter and a huge Rajinikanth fan in the film. The film was promoted by many and pegged to be a terrific take on firefighters and their dedication.

The reviews and box-office collections, though, speak otherwise. According to reports, the film made Rs 14 lakhs on the day of its release, and has eventually made Rs 43 lakhs at the box-office. The official report of their collections is yet to be confirmed.

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