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Kabir Singh box office collection day 1: Shahid Kapoor gets best opening of his career as film makes Rs 20.21 crore

Actor Shahid Kapoor’s new film, Kabir Singh, has got an impressive opening -- the film has made Rs 20.21 crores in domestic earnings on day 1.

bollywood Updated: Jun 22, 2019 13:00 IST
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Kabir Singh stars Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in lead roles.
Kabir Singh stars Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in lead roles.

Shahid Kapoor starrer Kabir Singh has had a fantastic opening — the film has made Rs 20.21 crore in domestic market. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the day 1 box office collections of the film. Kabir Singh is also Shahid’s biggest opener.

Taran tweeted on Saturday: “#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.”


He said the film was a big hit with youth. Taran also said that the film is also the biggest non-holiday opener of 2019.

Also read: Kabir Singh movie review: Shahid Kapoor plays the fool in this toxic, troubling film

Watch: Shahid Kapoor, Kiara Advani host special screening of ‘Kabir Singh’

According to an earlier report in Box Office India, Kabir Singh received an excellent advance booking as well. The film received the third highest advance-booking this year at an estimated Rs 11.50 crore, behind Bharat and Avengers Endgame. The report added how the advance was 55% less compared to Bharat but only 30% less in footfalls, compared to Salman Khan’s film.

The film has a great pre-release buzz with masses and youth taking a liking to it. Kabir Singh is a remake of hit Telugu film Arjun Reddy, directed by Sandeep Vanga, and tells the story of a brilliant medical student with anger management issues and how he goes into a self-destructive mode after his girlfriend marries someone else.

The film hasn’t gone down well with critics. The Hindustan Times review called it a “film about a bully, an abuser of women, an alcoholic surgeon, and a foulmouthed hothead” and that it was “an obnoxious celebration of toxic masculinity”.

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First Published: Jun 22, 2019 09:01 IST