Box Office Special: October fails to catch the audience but wins hearts of the critics

Varun Dhawan starrer got a slow start at the Indian Box Office, lags behind by 1-2 crores from the predicted collection. Read the full article to find out the reasons…

By Soumyaranjan Sahoo

Apr 14, 2018  Updated On : Apr 25, 2018

The Shoojit Sircar directorial, October, stars Varun Dhawan and the newbie Banita Sandhu in lead roles. Based on an unwonted romantic-drama, the story got a lot of recognition from the critics. However, the movie wasn’t able to catch the attention of the audience. With a sad-romantic storyline written by Juhi Chaturvedi, the movie got 6.70 Crore (est.) as its 1st-day box office collection.

Breaking the traditional chain of Bollywood romance, the movie shows a different view of love. Unlike his other commercial movies, Varun has given a perfect act on this latest release. However, the female lead Banita Sandhu is also well-appreciated by the critics on her debut acting. Started with a slow note in the 1st show, the movie beheld an increment in audience over the later shows.

Decoding Best Movies of Varun Dhawan:

The new pairing of Varun-Shoojit has started with a low key note. But after looking at the reviews, it can be assumed that the numbers can turn upside down by this weekend. The popularity of the cast has also their impact on the audience which can be added on the positive side. As of the Cast, Varun Dhawan comes to the forefront because of his popularity from the beginning of his career. He has been giving back to back blockbusters and has been one of the most popular celebrities among the youth of this generation.

Talking about his career, Let us have a look at his top 5 movies those have been praised by the audience:

Movie Name

Rel. Date


Box Office Collection


Judwaa 2

29 Sept. 2017

₹65 crore

est. ₹227.59 crore


Badrinath Ki Dulhania

10 March 2017

₹45 crore

₹206.95 crore


Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

11 July 2014

₹33 crore

est. ₹110.76 crore


Main Tera Hero

4 April 2014

₹41 crore

₹78.4 crore



20 February 2015

₹25 crore

est. ₹78.9 Crore


Looking at the stars overall, it can be concluded that Varun is a good actor indeed. However, his latest performance in October also helps in describing his potentiality. According to the 1st-day collection, October is treated as the 5th highest opener of 2018 (till date) and 9th best of Varun’s career.

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