After a flying start at the box office, there’s no looking back for Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh. The film on its day one collected Rs 20.21 crore and further showed very good growth at the box office on Saturday and Sunday. In its first weekend, the movie collected Rs 70.83 crore and it became the third highest weekend collection of the year.
There were expectations that the movie will show a drop on weekdays as such massy films after a good weekend show a downfall in the collection over the weekdays. But with Kabir Singh, that’s not happening. The collections on the weekdays are stable and on Monday it collected a whopping amount of Rs 17.54 crore and on Tuesday, the collection was Rs 16.53 crore. The five-day total is of Rs 104.90 which is excellent.
Kabir Singh has turned out to be the biggest hit for Shahid Kapoor as a solo hero film. If the movie continues to be stable in the coming days it will soon reach the 200 crore club as well. It will be interesting to see if Kabir Singh will beat the collection of Uri: The Surgical Strike which the highest grossing film of the year till date.
Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Kabir Singh is a remake of Telugu movie, Arjun Reddy. The original film starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini in the lead role and it was also a super hit at the box office.
Shahid’s performance in Kabir Singh is being praised a lot. While talking about playing such intense characters, Shahid had said, “I don’t know. As an actor, I work with the same passion and dedication in every film. Sometimes something clicks and connects with the audience and sometimes it does not. Films are very unpredictable and dangerous as you can never figure out what will work with the audience. See, these characters allow me to go deeper and to create more complexity. That is always exciting for me even as a viewer when I watch a film. It is exciting when somebody plays a character which is, you know, challenging their own expectations. These characters give you that opportunity. And if they happen correctly, then they become a little memorable. But they also get written very rarely. You will have to wait for films like that to come your way.”