Saif-Deepika's Cocktail rocks box office

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    No sandwich here but a heady cocktail, as actors Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and newbie Diana Penty along with co-producer Dinesh Vijan came to ...

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    The movie that releases today, sees Saif playing a lover boy.

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    “I hope I can continue playing a lover boy even when I’m 60 or 70. Love never runs out,” said Saif.

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    Deepika Padukone spoke about her role and said, "It’s a lot different, and one of the most challenging roles I’ve been offered till date. Veronica ...

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    Diana looks strikingly similar to Deepika in the film. When asked about it, she said: “Everybody has been saying I look like her younger sister. ...

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    Not many know that despite being the film’s producer, Saif was not the first choice for the lead.

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    Saif and Deepika pose for the shutterbugs.

The 'cocktail' of Deepika, Saif and Diana's talent seems to have wooed the box office. The film is doing well not only in multiplexes, but also in single screens. The movie that made Rs 10.75 crore on its first day has collected Rs 36 crore so far.

"#Cocktail collected approx Rs 36 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup:- Fri 11 cr, Sat 12 cr, Sun 13 cr. Extra-ordinary!" trade expert Taran Adarsh tweeted.

"#Cocktail is remarkable, faring exceptionally well at plexes. Had an extensive release at plexes, but limited screen count at screens," adds Adarsh.

"Cocktail made a decent 10.75 crores on it’s first day at the Indian box-office. It was amazing to see North Indian’s states occupied about 90-100% on it’s 1st day. The 1st day collections was mainly from urban multiplexes but as the weekend dawned the movie got a stronger hold on single screen theaters as well," reports koimoi.com.

"The movie made 11.90 crores on it’s 1st Saturday," adds koimoi.com.




"Tracking #Cocktail business on Day 2 in India. Saturday *initial trends* seems 11.75 cr to 12 cr nett. May even cross 12 cr. Superb!" tweeted trade expert Taran Adarsh.

"#Cocktail is undoubtedly one of the biggest openers of the year. Great to witness swelling crowds outside cineplexes," Adarsh added.

A still from Cocktail


Overall weekend collection

"Sunday saw the movie scaling a new height with a 13 crore box office collection. The 1st weekend box office collection of the film now stands at 35.65 crores," informs koimoi.com.

Critics Verdict
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The writing is enhanced by the performances. The big surprise here is Deepika, who moves beyond her usual statuesque mannequin pose and gets into the skin of the emotionally raw and needy poor little rich girl. This is easily her best performance to date.  Saif is an old hand at these sorts of roles but here he really ramps up the charm and even pulls off a scene that has him doing a Tom-Cruise-on-a-couch jump as he wears red lipstick and a negligee. Diana is saddled with the most colourless character but she infuses her role with a quiet poise and holds her own," wrote Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times.

Here's what other critics are saying


Saif gets cosy with Deepika and Diana


Twitter buzz

@iamsrk: @Nick_KSG haven't seen cocktail but will do soon. all the best to saif...deepika and homi. i hear the film is very very good!!!

@KomalNahta: Earth-shaterng opening for Cocktail.Highest for a Saif solo starrer.Kota 8.30a.m.show full!Indicator of what opening at other places must be

@sidharthamallya: Best of luck @deepikapadukone & the rest for Cocktail...am sure it will rock!! Think it might be my 1 hindi film I watch this year!! X

@sakpataudi: Cocktail releases today guys - pls go see it!! I think everyone looks awesome and the songs are faaaaaab!!! My tickets are booked.

 

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