The adrenaline shot to the arm of the Pakistani film industry at Eid this year has still to wear off. “Chhalawa” and “Wrong No. 2” are still packing cinemas in the country. While Wrong No. 2 is clearly leading the charge and proving to be the more popular feature this year, Chhalawa is also refusing to quit and bringing in massive numbers.
Sami Khan and Neelam Muneer starrer “Wrong No. 2” brought in 85 lacs on Monday, 71 lacs on Tuesday, 58 lacs on Wednesday and 59 lacs on Thursday. Combined with the Eid total of 11.05 crores, that’s a total of 13.78 crores. It is expected to cross 17 crores this weekend.
“Chhalawa” is third cinematic offering by director and producer Wajahat Rauf under his production company Showcase Productions. The Mehwish Hayat starrer in general received a lukewarm response by critics but its box office numbers tell
“Chhalawa”, not too far behind brought in 60 lacs on Monday, 55 lacs on Tuesday, and 45 lacs on both Wednesday and Thursday, according to Entertainment Pakistan (epk). Combined with the Eid total of 10.4 crores, this comes out to a grand total of 12.45 crores. The Mehwish Hayat and Azfer Rehman starrer is expected to cross 15 crores this weekend.
If all goes well, the combined box office of the two films may bring in nearly 40 crores.