Jawaani Jaaneman box office day 2: Saif Ali Khan, Alaya F film shows sharp increase, earns Rs 7.79 cr
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Jawaani Jaaneman box office day 2: Saif Ali Khan, Alaya F film shows sharp increase, earns Rs 7.79 cr

Saif’s two films at the box office – new release Jawaani Jaaneman saw major jump of 50% on day two while the previous release Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior remained steady with a record collection in fourth weekend.

Jawaani Jaaneman saw a steep rise in collections on Saturday, making a total of Rs 7.79 crore. After making a slow opening of Rs 3.24 crore on Friday, the film collected Rs 4.55 crore on Saturday. Directed by Nitin Kakkar, the film features Saif Ali Khan, Alaya F and Tabu in lead roles. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures.

“#JawaaniJaaneman gathers speed on Day 2… Being patronised by its target audience [metros]… Trending much better than #SaifAliKhan’s previous *solo* movies [#Chef, #Kaalakaandi, #Baazaar, #LaalKaptaan]… Fri 3.24 cr, Sat 4.55 cr. Total: ₹ 7.79 cr. #India biz,” Taran tweeted.

The film marks the Bollywood debut of Pooja Bedi’s daughter Alaya, who features as Saif’s daughter in the movie and Tabu plays her mother. The film has been performing as per trade expectations. “The people have loved the trailer and it has gained the attention of the youth. The makers have also recreated some hit old songs, which got a good response from the music lovers. 2020 has been very good for Saif after Tanhaji. Earlier also, he has been appreciated for such roles (as that in Jawaani Jaaneman) in Cocktail and Love Aaj Kal. The film is targeting metro cities and the youth and is also an introduction of Alaya F in Bollywood. It should get a decent start at Rs 3.5 crore – 4.5 crore, depending on word of mouth and how it performs in the evening on Friday,” Film trade analyst Girish Johar had told Hindustan Times before the film’s release.

Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn’s film Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior continued to stay strong at the ticket windows. It collected Rs 4.48 crore on its fourth Saturday. “#Tanhaji refuses to slow down… Continues to attract substantial footfalls in *Week 4*… A rarity in today’s times, when *most* movies feel exhausted after 2 weeks… Will cross ₹ 250 cr today [Sun]… [Week 4] Fri 2.77 cr, Sat 4.48 cr. Total: ₹ 245.12 cr. #India biz,” Taran wrote.

He added, “#Tanhaji will emerge 12th highest grossing #Hindi film today [Sun]… 1. #Baahubali2 [#Hindi], 2. #Dangal, 3. #Sanju, 4. #PK, 5. #TigerZindaHai, 6. #BajrangiBhaijaan, 7. #War, 8. #Padmaavat, 9. #Sultan, 10. #Dhoom3, 11. #KabirSingh… #Uri moves to 13th position. #India biz.”

Directed by Om Raut, Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior also features Saif Ali Khan and Kajol in main roles.