Hamari Adhuri Kahani has opened as expected. As was predicted in this column a couple of days ago, a decent opening day of 5-6 crore was on the cards for the Mohit Suri directed affair. It wasn’t expected to get a thunderous response from its first show itself, and word of mouth was always going to be the deciding factor for how the film plays out over the rest of the weekend. Before that, though, the film had to take at least a decent enough opening that would give it some kind of platform to escalate.
Fortunately for the film, the day one billing of Hamari Adhuri Kahani stands at 5 crore, which means that its fate will now boil down to audience feedback. The critical acclaim hasn’t been good for the film, but since it targets female audience, what matters eventually is peer to peer response. If that catches up now between Saturday and Sunday, the Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan starrrer will have something to celebrate. So, as of now, the Mahesh Bhatt written film is in a ‘wait and watch’ mode.