Shahid Kapoor’s latest cinematic offering, Kabir Singh, has turned out to be a “monstrous hit” at the box office. Maintaining an extraordinary hold, the romantic drama added Rs 15.91 crore more to its kitty on Wednesday. After a slow Tuesday, the film took off again on Wednesday and everything looks insignificant as after six days, its total collection has reached Rs 120.81 crore.
Movie critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh, in tweets posted on Thursday, summed up the business of Kabir Singh. He said that the film was having a “dream run” at the box office.
Mr Adarsh noted that the Kiara Advani-starrer had surpassed the first-week business of 2019’s biggies such as Kesari, Gully Boy and Total Dhamaal in just six days. Below, see his tweets:
#KabirSingh is having a dream run at the BO… #KabirSingh has crossed *extended Week 1* biz of #Kesari [₹ 105.86 cr; 8 days], #GullyBoy [₹ 100.30 cr; 8 days] and *Week 1* biz of #TotalDhamaal [₹ 94.55 cr; 7 days] in just *6 days*… #KabirSingh is a MONSTROUS HIT!
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 27, 2019
Keeping in view the current trend, Kabir Singh, in all likelihood, will breach the Rs 150 crore mark in the next two days. It will be Shahid’s first film ever to achieve the big feat. Earlier, the movie Kabir Singh became his first ever solo film to cross the 100 cr mark.
— Filmfare (@filmfare) June 26, 2019
The Rs 200 crore-haul looks like a possibility too, but the picture will be clearer over the second weekend when the Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Article 15 will emerge as another big option for moviegoers. However, Article 15 is under the scanners due to an ongoing controversy. Should be interesting to see how events unfold here, considering this will have a domino effect on Kabir Singh.
— HT Entertainment (@htshowbiz) June 26, 2019
Kabir Singh is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. The film is a scene-by-scene remake of 2017’s Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy that featured Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in the lead roles. That film, too, was helmed by Vanga. Produced by Cine 1 Studios and T-Series, Kabir Singh opened on June 21 to mostly negative reviews. Yet, the film held its own at the ticket windows.