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R Balki’s Chup performs well at the box office, rakes in Rs 5.13 crore in two days

Chup features Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Shreya Dhanwanthary, and Pooja Bhatt.

R Balki’s Chup performs well at the box office, rakes in Rs 5.13 crore in two days
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Last Updated: 06.53 PM, Sep 25, 2022

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R Balki's Chup: Revenge of The Artist is doing well, after a run of failures at the Hindi box office with high-budget movies like Laal Singh Chaddha and Raksha Bandhan. According to the producers, Chup brought in Rs 3.06 crore on opening day. The Saturday collections decreased slightly to Rs 2.07 crore, bringing the two-day total to Rs 5.13 crore. The fact that the movie opened on September 23, National Cinema Day, and that tickets were only Rs 75 helped draw large numbers.

Even so, the film has done better than Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra, which has ways to go, before it can be called a blockbuster. Chup had enormous ticket sales before its release as well. Over 63,000 tickets for the movie had been sold by last Wednesday in India.

Additionally, Chup sold more tickets on the day of its release than Ajay Devgn's Runway 34, Shahid Kapoor's Jersey, and Ranveer Singh's Jayeshbhai Jordaar.

The characters played by Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, Shreya Dhanwanthary, and Pooja Bhatt are introduced to us in the Chup trailer. Dulquer and Shreya are a film enthusiast pair who are in love while Sunny, the lead cop, solves the riddle. The killer is an artist, taking revenge on film critics. So, Dulquer: the murderer or the victim?

Film critic Raja Sen has co-written the screenplay with Balki and Rishi Virmani.

Speaking about his film, Balki said, “Chup is about sensitivity. We have become a country of critics who critique everything. We no longer consider the value of other people's labour or the suffering they endure. Whether something is admired or despised, it can be communicated sensitively. In a public setting, bravado on paper might cause serious harm to others.”

Further, the director added, “Writing about something you don't own is essentially what film criticism is all about. Who judges who is a competent film critic? How can one be sure their viewpoint is objective? Naturally, not all critics are negative. Films frequently portray cops and politicians negatively. It doesn't necessarily make them all terrible. The subject of my movie is poorly performing critics.”

Dulquer Salmaan and Shreya Dhanwanthary in a still from Chup: Revenge of the Artist
Dulquer Salmaan and Shreya Dhanwanthary in a still from Chup: Revenge of the Artist

Chup has cinematography by Vishal Sinha and editing by Nayan HK Bhadra.

Chup, which hit the screens on September 23, is bankrolled by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Anil Naidu, Dr Jayantilal Gada, and Gauri Shinde.

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