Recent release ‘Stree’ starring Rajkumar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor is doing decent on box office. The film was released this Friday (August 31) and raked Rs 6.82 crore on first day. And on Day 2, the film has touched the double digit by earning a total of Rs 10.87 crore.
Stree marked the directorial debut of Amar Kaushik. It is a horror comedy film in which Shraddha plays a female spirit who haunts the streets of Chanderi during the days of the puja, preying on men. In order to wee her off, people painted “O stree, kal aana” outside their homes with a belief that she reads it and leave.
Rajkumar Rao plays Vicky who is a ladies tailer and doesn’t believe in the ghost thing. He instead falls for the spirit.
Thr film got positive reviews from fans as well as critics.
Taran Adarsh had reviewed the film as, “This one springs a big, big surprise… The combo of horror and humour works incredibly well… Out of the box plot, gripping screenplay, terrific eerie moments, witty one-liners and superb performances…Rajkummar Rao is in superb form, has mastered the art of winning hearts… #Stree is embellished with winsome acts [Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurrana and Abhishek Banerjee add so much fun]… Shraddha Kapoor is perfect… Director Amar Kaushik take a bow!”
Rajeev Masand wrote on Twitter, “Stree, starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor, is a very unusual film. It marries elements of horror, broad comedy, dark humor, and social satire to create a cocktail that – believe it or not – mostly crackles. I say ‘mostly’ because the film isn’t perfect. But then what film is? These problems aside, Stree is especially entertaining, packed with laugh aloud moments and a cast that’s on top of their game. It’s one of the most original films this year, and I recommend that you make the time for it.I’m going with three-and-a-half out of five.”
Stree faced competition with Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se which is the third installment of Yamla Pagla Deewana Franchise. The film stars Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, and their father Dharmendra. It also has special appearance of Salman Khan, Rekha, and Sonakshi Sinha.
However, Stree has succefully left behind Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se in the race at box office.