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Judwaa 2 box office: Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline, Taapsee-starrer mints Rs 15.55 cr on day 1

For a struggling Bollywood, Judwaa 2’s first-day collection is a welcome relief, and has found a place in the top 5 films with bumper openings this year.

bollywood Updated: Sep 30, 2017 12:12 IST
HT Correspondent
Varun Dhawan appears in the twin avatar of Raja and Prem in Judwaa 2.
Varun Dhawan appears in the twin avatar of Raja and Prem in Judwaa 2.

Judwaa 2, starring Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu, has opened well at the box office. The news comes as a relief for Bollywood which has not been faring well over the last several months.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Saturday, saying that Judwaa 2 made Rs 15.55 crore on its opening day in India business. “#Judwaa2 pumps oxygen in the lungs of an ailing industry... Has a TERRIFIC Day 1... Fri ? 15.55 cr. India biz.”

Adarsh went on to tweet the year’s top films which had bumper openings.

“Top 5 openers - 2017: 1 #Baahubali2 Rs 41 cr 2# Tubelight Rs 21.15 cr 3# Raees Rs 20.42 cr 4# Judwaa2 Rs 15.55 cr 5# JHMS Rs 15.25 cr India biz,” he tweeted.

It may well be noted that a great opening doesn’t necessarily ensure that the film will sail through as has been the case with Salman Khan-starrer Tubelight.

Judwaa 2 is a remake of the 1997-hit starring Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor and south Indian actor Rambha. The film was directed by king of comedy David Dhawan, who has now directed his son Varun in Judwaa 2.

Said to be a laugh riot, Judwaa 2 received mixed reviews while a few had a word of praise for Varun Dhawan’s performance.

Varun play twins, Raja and Prem, while Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu play the love interests to his twin avatars. If you have an appetite for slapstick, you will like it.

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