Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh took a flying start at the box office. The movie which is a remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy collected Rs 20.21 crore on day one. It got the third highest opening of the year. After such a fantastic opening, it was expected that the film will show growth over the weekend, but then the mixed reviews could have played a hurdle here. However, that didn’t happen.
On Saturday, the movie showed minimal growth and collected Rs 22.71 crore. But it was on its third day when a big jump took place in the collection. The movie collected Rs 27.91 crore on Sunday, taking the three-day total to Rs 70.83 crore, which is excellent. After such a big Sunday, we can now expect the film to be stable over the weekend. It looks like by the end of the first week, the Shahid Kapoor starrer will enter the 100 crore club.
Shahid’s biggest hit till date is Padmaavat, but it was a multi-starrer and had a name like Sanjay Leela Bhansali attached to it. Kabir Singh has turned out to be his biggest hit as a solo hero film. It will now be interesting to see how far the movie will go. Will Kabir Singh surpass the collection of Uri: The Surgical Strike and become the highest grossing film of the year? Let’s wait and watch.
Shahid Kapoor’s performance is being praised a lot in the film. During a media interaction, when he was asked that how he used to switch from being the angry man to a family man, the actor had said “One hour of Mumbai traffic (laughs), sometimes one and a half hours. I had no option, I had to because it’s a very intense character, and I didn’t want to bring that kind of intensity back home. I wanted to come back to being a dad to my kids. They are very small right now, so I was very concerned about that. I was like is this the right time in my life for me to be taking up a character like this (Kabir Singh) because when I did Udta Punjab, I was single, I used to live alone, there was no that kind of responsibility, I could be the way I needed to be. So, actually, it was one of my biggest concerns that you know I am getting into a character which requires me to be in a different headspace and in my personal life I am in a different headspace, so that’s what actually made this character most challenging. I had to keep making that flip every day.”