'Thappad' Box Office Day 1: Anubhav Sinha's film starring Taapsee Pannu off to a slow start, expected to pick up by word of mouth


Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Thappad released on February 28. It revolves around a young couple and how one day the husband slaps his wife in front of guests at a house party. The wife decides to walk out of the marriage. 

On its first day at the box office, the film went off to a decent start and collected Rs 3.07 crore. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the numbers, "#Thappad - which started low in morning shows - gathered speed post noon onwards... Metros - especially #Delhi, #NCR - registered healthy growth towards evening and night shows... Occupancy should multiply on Day 2 and 3... Fri 3.07 cr. #India biz."

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Thappad also features Pavail Gulati, Ratna Pathak Shah, Tanvi Azmi, Dia Mirza, Ram Kapoor and Kumud Mishra among others.

On the other hand, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, which opened on February 21, stars Ayushmann and debutant Jitendra Kumar in a small town setup, and also features the Badhaai Ho pair of Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao. The film collected Rs 2.08 crore on day 8, taking the total box office collections to Rs 46.92 crore.

(Source: Twitter)