From Hype to Hooray: How 'Lapata Ladies' Surprised Everyone at the Box Office

Written by  Prerit Chauhan   |  March 04th 2024 12:00 PM  |  Updated: March 04th 2024 12:00 PM

From Hype to Hooray: How 'Lapata Ladies' Surprised Everyone at the Box Office

Amid fervent anticipation, Kiran Rao's latest cinematic endeavor, 'Lapata Ladies,' made its theatrical debut last Friday. Backed by Aamir Khan's relentless promotional efforts and a stellar cast, the film generated significant pre-release buzz across the nation. However, its initial reception at the box office fell short of expectations, signaling a slow start. Yet, as the weekend unfolded, 'Lapata Ladies' gradually gained traction, ultimately securing a respectable position in the box office rankings.

Let's delve into the numbers to gauge the film's performance on its third day, coinciding with the crucial first Sunday post-release. On this pivotal day, 'Lapata Ladies' managed to accumulate a noteworthy sum. According to early reports, the film grossed an impressive 1.80 crores in revenue. This milestone significantly contributed to the overall success narrative of the movie, pushing its three-day total earnings to 4 crores.

How Kiran Rao's Latest Film Defies Box Office Expectations

The financial trajectory of 'Lapata Ladies' presents an intriguing narrative. Despite its sluggish start, the film has demonstrated resilience by recouping over half of its production costs within a mere three days. Co-produced by Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan, 'Lapata Ladies' was crafted on a modest budget ranging from 5 to 6 crores. With its current earnings, the film stands poised to recoup its investment in the foreseeable future, potentially achieving blockbuster status.

The ensemble cast of 'Lapata Ladies,' featuring industry stalwarts such as Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao alongside talents like Jyoti Deshpande, infuses the project with a captivating charm. Notably, after a hiatus of 13 years, Kiran Rao takes the directorial reins with 'Lapata Ladies,' marking her return since her last directorial venture, 'Dhobi Ghat,' in 2011. The ensemble is further enriched by Nitanshi Goel, Pratibha Ranta, and Sparsh Srivastav in prominent roles, complemented by Ravi Kishan, Chhaya Kadam, Durgesh Kumar, Satendra Soni, and Hemant Soni.

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