Phillauri box-office collection day 2: Anushka-Diljit’s film gets a low opening


Anushka Sharma had a lot riding on her second production venture Phillauri.

She and her brother Karnesh Sharma launched Clean Slate Films in 2014 with the sleeper hit NH10. This time around, they had banked on a supernatural comedy which starred, besides Anushka Sharma, Punjabi sensation Diljit Dosanjh (Udta Punjab) and Life of Pi actor Suraj Sharma.

However, the film failed to rake in decent moolah on its opening day. According to reports, Phillauri managed to earn a modest Rs 6.7 crore on Friday.

Phillauri written by Anvita Dutt and directed by Anshai Lal is the story of Kanan (Suraj Sharma) who is married to a tree on account of being manglik. However, in the tree lived a spirit named Shashi (Anushka) who is now attached to Kanan. The rest of the film revolves how Shashi is sent back to the netherworld by Kanan.

While Phillauri does have some similarity to the Tim Burton film A Corpse’s Bride, the similarity ends with the supernatural premise. How Phillauri fares eventually depends a lot on its box-office collection on Saturday and Sunday.