Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin’s ‘Waiting’ is not only riding high on critical acclaim, but the Anu Menon film has also scored definite numbers at the box-office over the weekend. The film opened at 27,23,394 on Friday, on Saturday there was a hike in collections with 21 lac earning upto 48,39,530 and on Sunday, the film earned 54,86,619, totaling up to 1,30,49,543 rupees.
Waiting is the story of a retired professor whose wife is in coma from eight months and is being treated in a hospital. He meets a terrified young wife in the hospital whose husband has met with a terrible accident. The film traces their friendship where they learn to laugh and live from each other. Besides Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin, the film that premiered at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), also features Rajat Kapoor, Arjun Mathur and marks the debut of noted filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s wife, actor Suhasini Maniratnam in Hindi cinema.
Directed by Anu Menon and produced by Priti Gupta, Ishka Films and Manish Mundra, Drishyam Films, ‘Waiting’ released on May 27th.