Vidya Balan's Kahaani completes 50 days, grosses Rs. 104 cr worldwide


By Hindustan Times

Sujoy Ghosh's Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani has written a new success story. The movie has not only completed 50 days at the box office, it has collected Rs. 104 crores from India and overseas.

"Kahaani celebrates 50 days at the BO. Grosses 104 cr worldwide. Fabulous!" Trade expert Taran Adarsh tweeted on Friday morning.

"@AniGuha @krnx #Kahaani gross figure from India + Overseas theatrical is 104 cr. Nett figure [India] is, of course, lower," Adarsh said in a reply to a follower.

"My intention was to make a film and play with the script beautifully, I never thought about the commercial aspect," Sujoy Ghosh had said in an interview.

"It's ultimately the film's script and the word of mouth that will ensure success for the movie," he added.

Director Sujoy Ghosh says he decided to take a risk with Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani, which looked a very unfilmable story on paper. Sujoy says he was discouraged from making the film which had a pregnant woman as the lead star, a bunch of unknown actors and Kolkata as a backdrop after Home Delivery and Aladin failed at the box office.

"There was no guarantee whether this will work because when you look on paper, Kahaani is everything that a film should not be. What is interesting about the film is that it had no crutches but acting and the way we told the story. My heart was set on it though people discouraged me and a lot of things happened. You get discouraged at every turn in your life but once your heart is set on something it is very hard to do anything else and that's what happened to me," he said in one of his interviews.

Sujoy feels that another thing that worked for the film was that he had a team whose faith in the story matched his conviction.