Kabir Singh, starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in the lead roles, has emerged as one of the most successful films of the year 2019. Kabir Singh has recorded a net box office collection of Rs 235.72 crore so far, says film trade analyst and critic Taran Adarsh. Shahid Kapoor’s film, which is now inching closer to the box office collection of Uri-The Surgical Strike, is his first film to score a double century at the box office.
It is also the fifth highest-grossing movie in a third weekend. Written and directed by Sandeep Vanga, Kabir Singh had opened to a thundering start by earning Rs 20.21 crore on its first day of release.
The film has opened several records since its release. Kabir Singh, which was released across 3,123 screens in India and a total of 493 screens overseas, is the fourth biggest Hindi opener at the box office this year and is the only movie that did not release on a holiday. The film, however, received mixed reviews from the audience and critics.
Meanwhile, Ayushmann Khurrana’s latest outing Article 15 is slowly crawling towards fame. The film has gained massive acclaim owing to its powerful storyline, direction, and brilliant performances. Article 15 points out caste-based discrimination that is rampant in many parts of India.
Second week into its release, the movie is making wonders at the box office. Collections are inching closer towards the Rs 50 crore mark. Much like its counterpart Kabir Singh, Article 15 too has not come without its share of controversies.
Recently, the Supreme Court refused to look into the plea seeking cancellation of the CBFC certification and asked the petitioner to approach the appropriate authority with their grievances. The petitioner, Brahman Samaj of India, had approached the top court seeking cancellation of the certificate issued to the movie, alleging that there were objectionable dialogues spreading rumour and caste hatred in society.