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Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film Dil Bechara had fans showing up in millions on first day!

By India Parent Magazine

As per tracking agency estimate, 95 million people watched Dil Bechara on Friday, July 24. Hypothetically, if same figure translated to theatrical opening at $1.34 (RS. 100) average ticket price would be almost double of biggest Bollywood opening of $695,4726 (52/53 crore, Thugs/War), and just behind Baahubali II, which earned 1,631,6857.32 (122 cr) on first day.

The film was released by Disney/ Starplus free for all on its digital platform. The viewership-tracking firm says the viewership is unlike anything they have seen.

“A whopping 95 million viewers logged on to the carriers within the first 24 hours of the film’s release to bid adieu to the actor. The kind of traction that Makes Chakra’s directorial debut garnered outshone that of any other film,” says Roman Media, a viewership tracking and consulting firm.

Gautam Jain, partner at the organization tells Mid-Day, an Indian newspaper, that while the figures are an estimate, they could confirm that the opening was a massive one.

The movie, though is not a sufficient enough platform for Sushant’s irrepressive talent as an actor, solemnly tugged at viewer’s hearts with its prophetic ending. People watched the film with Sushant in their hearts, realizing that that this would be his last film. They also watched it with a heavy heart, anger and anguish that a young, talented and self-made star like Sushant has been plucked from their midst under mysterious circumstances.

Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his apartment in June. Investigation is still underway if the death was a suicide or a murder.

Trader analyst Taran Adarsh is absolutely sure that this film would have done just as well even if released in theaters.

“I would have preferred watching it on the big screen. It is beautiful, especially its ending. A good film will always find appreciation, as it did with films like Anand (1971) and Ankhiyon KE Jharokhon Se (1978), which also had similar emotional content,” he told Mid-Day.

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