The Tuesday numbers for Saaho (Hindi) pretty much spells out the success of the film. The film has recorded the third highest Tuesday this year and is only behind Kabir Singh and Uri - The Surgical Strike. If we factor in there is a limited South release then the collections would go even higher. If the film had a normal Hindi film release it would have crossed 10 crore nett on Tuesday.
It has a better Tuesday than all the Hindi big cast films of 2019 and without a South release. The two above it Kabir Singh and Uri - The Surgical are not really cast films. The numbers in mass circuits are great but even if we look at tha big circuits on Tuesday then they have also done very well. Mumbai at 2.75 crore nett, Delhi / UP at 2.37 crore nett and East Punjab at 83 lakhs nett are very strong numbers,. These three between them are almost 6 crore nett which is excellent.
The collections in single screens are the best of 2019 by a margin beating likes of Bharat and Kabir Singh. Most other successful Hindi films have average numbers in single screens. Its another wake up call to the Hindi film industry as to what is cinema. This film is a primarily a Telugu film so the connect is always going to be less with the Hindi audience but the numbers are coming in a big way as this is what cinema is supposed to be and our audiences are starved of real cinema. There has been an attempt to make big cinema which sadly has been bashed by the media and trade but the audiences in the Hindi film markets have been much kinder. The fact that an average Telugu film is going cross most of the Hindi films released this year is embarrassing to say the least.
The way the film is going it looks like its going to finish around 20% less than 2.0 (Hindi) and that is an huge achievement for this film as in terms of face value for Hindi markets and even budget that film was at another level to Saaho. The top Tuesdays for Hindi films this year are as follows.
1. Kabir Singh - 16,30,00,000
2. Uri - The Surgical Strike - 9,60,00,000
3. Saaho (Hindi) - 9,00,00,000 apprx
4. Total Dhamaal - 8,63,00,000
5. Gully Boy - 7,87,00,000
6. Bharat - 7,48,00,000
6. Mission Mangal - 7,33,00,000
7. Super 30 - 6,96,00,000
8. Kesari - 6,79,00,000
10, De De Pyaar De - 5,42,00,000