However, according to film critic Taran Adarsh, the film may see a boost in collection on the second day. He tweeted:
#Piku witnessed ample growth from evening shows onwards. Fri ? 5.32 cr. India biz. Expect further jump in biz today [Sat].? taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 9, 2015
The film explores Piku's (played by Deepika) relationship with her hypochondriac father Bhashkor Banerjee (played by Mr Bachchan), who is 'obsessed with his bowel movements'. In his review for NDTV, Saibal Chatterjee writes: "A warm, charming and bittersweet family drama, Piku turns the genre completely on its head. The result is a magnificently original film that delivers a memorably unique movie experience." He gives it 3.5 stars out of 5. (Also Read - Piku Review: Your Verdict on Deepika's Film)
Bollywood too is smitten by film. Many celebs praised Piku on microblogging site Twitter and many also singled out Deepika for delivering a powerful performance:
Karan Johar needed more than 140 characters to give his opinion:
140 characters to describe the most wonderful film I have seen this year is not enough...#Piku is all heart and stomach.....and so much more— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) May 8, 2015
Meanwhile, Piku is getting stiff competition with Akshay Kumar's action film Gabbar Is Back, which has now entered in its second week. The film, which has collected Rs 62 crore so far, minted Rs 2.80 crore on Piku's first day at the box office run.
#GabbarIsBack [Week 2] Fri 2.80 cr. Grand total: ? 62.66 cr. India biz.? taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 9, 2015
Another film, which is not yet off the box office graph is Hollywood action film Avengers: Age of Ultron, which collected Rs 70 lakh on May 8, three weeks after its release on April 24.
#AvengersAgeOfUltron [Week 3] Fri 70 lacs. Grand total: ? 70.21 cr. India biz.? taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 9, 2015