Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan's hotly-anticipated action-thriller Wazir has failed to impress audiences, the film's opening day collections seem to indicate. A Box Office India report pegs the collections at a little over Rs 5 crores which is poor by industry standards and considering that the film is Bollywood's first big release of 2016. (Also Read:Movie Review)
The collections are expected to increase on Saturday, the report further states.
An action thriller, the Bejoy Nambiar-directed film, which stars Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan in key roles, has received mixed reviews from critics. NDTV's Saibal Chatterjee, who's given it a 2.5-star rating, writes in his review of the film, "Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar, working together on the screen for the very first time, in tandem, are like a house on fire. But the duo's all-out efforts to add sparkle to the film's rough edges aren't enough to turn the patchy game around."
The box office is probably pegging its hopes on Sunny Deol's comeback film Ghayal Once Again which releases next week and on Akshay Kumar's Airlift which opens on January 22.