Arshad Warsi reacts to journalist terming ‘Bachchhan Paandey’ as box office success

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Published by Simnan on 02 Apr 2022

Bachchhan Paandey was released on 18th March 2022. The film didn’t do well at the box office and collected less than ₹50 crores in its first week.

Akshay Kumar, Arshad Warsi, and Kriti Sanon’s latest film Bachchhan Paandey unlocked to mixed reviews and was not able to cross the ₹50 crore mark in its first week. In a media exchange, when a journalist asserted that the film was a success, Arshad Warsi told him not to lie and that it was not a successful film.

Bachchhan Paandey is directed by Farhad Samji and is a remake of the Tamil film Jigarthanda which was released in 2014. The film earned ₹37.25 crores during its opening weekend.

As reported by a news portal, during a media interaction, a reporter called the film a box office “success.” Arshad instantly retorted to him by saying, “Don’t lie, it is not a success.” He further continued that it was a good film, but unfortunately, it happened, some things work, some things don’t. He feels it just went through a bad patch, various things made it not as successful as it should have been. It is a big film, it should’ve made a lot more money, but it is still not a loss, it covered its money.

He was further questioned if he thinks that film didn’t do well because it was not released on an OTT platform, Arshad stated that no, he doesn’t think it is the OTT effect. Okay, he has got an answer for that, but he’s not going to say it. Let’s not get into it, it is a different space.

According to a news publication review of the film, despite the film’s story not being up to the mark, the pace of the narrative could have helped to some degree, but even there, it falters. The first half entices you with some twists and turns but the screenplay is so dragged in some places, that for a brief period, it becomes a snooze fest.

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