Vishal Bhardwaj’s film, Pataakha earns Rs 90 lakhs on its first day of screening. The movie starred Sunil Grover, Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madaan witnessed a slow start. This film is based on a short story Do Behenein(Two Sisters), by Charan Singh Pathik. The film revolve around two fiery sisters who keep on fighting and competing with each other. The screenplay for the onscreen adaptation was written by Vishal.
#Pataakha Fri ? 90 lakhs [875 screens]. India biz... Had a lukewarm start at the start of Day 1 and should grow over the weekend... However, the growth has to be multi-fold since the starting point has been extremely low.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 29, 2018
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office collection of the film and tweeted, “#Pataakha Fri ? 90 lakhs [875 screens]. India biz… Had a lukewarm start at the start of Day 1 and should grow over the weekend… However, the growth has to be multi-fold since the starting point has been extremely low.”
indianexpress.com (http://indianexpress.com/) was told, “For Patakhaa, the awareness levels are quite low. It is mostly banking on the brand name of Vishal Bhardwaj. Having Sui Dhaaga as competition, it has a big battle ahead of it. It might earn around a crore and a half on its Day 1. But many factors like word of mouth, Asia Cup Final and also word of mouth of Sui Dhaaga will come into play,” by Girish Johar.
Shubhra Gupta, an Indian Express film critic gave Pataakha a positive review. It read, “The girls take some getting used to: you have to suspend disbelief to take these dusty, filthy-mouthed sisters seriously.
But once they start settling into their roles, you cross a hump, and then you swing, as they do, from one fight to another, as they cross from their parental home to their marital ‘aangan’, and discover, to their horror, that they are together again. Both Madan, who is quite a sparkler again in her upcoming Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota, and Malhotra, have their moments, even if they make you want to reach out and wipe the grime off their faces, and tell them to calm down, enough already.”