Neck and neck fight between `Nautanki Saala!`, `Commando`

New Delhi: ‘Nautanki Saala!’ and ‘Commando’ are giving a tough fight to each other at the box office with Rs.7.5 crore and Rs.7.08 crore earnings respectively in first two days of their releases.

If director Rohan Sippy`s ‘Nautanki Saala’ is a comedy of errors with entertaining performances by actors Ayushmann Khuranna and Kunal Roy Kapoor, "Commando" is an action-packed drama riding on the shoulders of lead actor Vidyut Jamwal.

Trade analyst Taran Aadarsh tweeted: "`Nautanki Saala!` Friday (collection) Rs.3.25 crore. Picked up at the (multi)plexes of urban centres."

The movie`s collection jumped to Rs.4.25 crore on Saturday.

Packed with humour, ‘Nautanki Saala!’ also features Pooja Salvi and Evelyn Sharma. Co-produced by Bhushan Kumar and Ramesh Sippy, the movie has been made on a low budget.

Director Dilip Ghosh`s "Commando" is not far behind. It earned Rs.3.69 crore on Friday and Rs.3.39 crore on Saturday.

"`Commando` excellent at single screens of mass circuits," tweeted Adarsh.

In the film, Vidyut, 34, who made his Bollywood debut in a negative role in John Abraham-starrer "Force" in 2011, is accompanied by former Miss India Pooja Chopra and Jaideep Ahlawat.