Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh has opened to packed theatres. The film has become the fourth biggest opener of this year in Bollywood.
The film 'Kabir Singh' starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani has set the cash register ringing on the very first day of its release as the film earned Rs 20.21 crore. With Arjun Reddy a huge hit back in 2017, Kabir Singh was one of the most-anticipated films of 2019. And going by the initial numbers, Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani film has able to live up to the expectations of the fans.
Directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, Kabir Singh revolves around a medical student who goes down the road of self-destruction post a failed relationship.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared a series of tweets highlighting the first-day box office collection of 'Kabir Singh'
The movie has emerged as Shahid's biggest opener surpassing the fast day business of 'Padmaavat' that collected Rs 19 crore.
#KabirSingh is terrific on Day 1... Emerges Shahid Kapoor’s biggest opener [surpasses *Day 1* biz of #Padmaavat: ₹ 19 cr]... Biggest *non-holiday* opening day of 2019 [surpasses #TotalDhamaal: ₹ 16.50 cr]... Is a craze amongst the youth... Fri ₹ 20.21 cr. India biz.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 22, 2019
"'Kabir Singh' is the biggest non-holiday opener," Taran tweeted.
Released in 3123 screens across India, Kabir Singh has managed to get a superb opening at the box office.
He also listed the movies released on non-holiday but were commercially successful. The list included films like 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', 'Total Dhamaal', 'Luka Chuppi', 'Badla', 'Avengers: Endgame' and 'De De Pyaar De'.
Top 5 *Day 1* biz... 2019 releases...— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 22, 2019
1. #Bharat ₹ 42.30 cr [Wed]
2. #Kalank ₹ 21.60 cr [Wed]
3. #Kesari ₹ 21.06 cr [Thu]
4. #KabirSingh ₹ 20.21 cr [Fri]
5. #GullyBoy ₹ 19.40 cr [Thu]
NOTE: #KabirSingh is the *only* film in this list to have the traditional Friday release.
In another tweet, Taran listed the top five movies with their respective collection on day one. 'Kabir Singh' stands at the fourth position while Salman Khan-starer 'Bharat' secured the first place.
'Kabir Singh' is the Hindi remake of Telugu hit 'Arjun Reddy.' The original blockbuster starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey.
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