Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra are back again with yet another romantic comedy in the offering. Their new film Jabariya Jodi has earned Rs 3.15 crore on its opening day.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared on twitter, “JabariyaJodi is dull on Day 1… Needs miraculous growth on Day 2 and 3 for a respectable weekend total… Fri ₹ 3.15 cr. India biz.”
#JabariyaJodi is dull on Day 1… Needs miraculous growth on Day 2 and 3 for a respectable weekend total… Fri ₹ 3.15 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 10, 2019
Film trade analyst Girish Johar had told Indian Express earlier, “If you see, all other films are almost at the end of their run. There’s a fresh window for Jabariya Jodi to perform well. There is a positive inquisitiveness about the movie. It looks like a light comedy entertainer. The earlier films that held their own at the ticket counters like The Lion King, Kabir Singh, Super 30 or Article 15 have done their business. Unless Jabariya Jodi is extremely bad, only then these movies will move ahead but I don’t think that will be the case.”
Johar added that the film has good buzz and will likely do well since it is not affected by holdover releases. He also predicted that the box office collection of Jabariya Jodi on its first day would be around Rs 3-4 crore.
“The film is a massy entertainer backed by Ekta Kapoor and the songs are on the top of music charts as well. The buzz is pretty much fine. I will peg the film somewhere around Rs 3-4 crore,” he said. Produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms, which completes 25 years in 2019, Jabariya Jodi is based on pakadwa vivah (groom kidnapping) prevalent in some parts of Bihar.
This is for the second time that the entertaining jodi of Parineeti-Sidharth is seen on the silver screen. But it failed to recreate the magic it did with Hasee Toh Phasee. However, it seems the film will sail smoothly at the box office as no other film has released this week.