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Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Kabir Singh box office collection day 2: Shahid Kapoor’s film stays rock solid, makes Rs 22.71 crore

Kabir Singh, starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in lead roles, has earned Rs 22.71 crore on second day since its release.

bollywood Updated: Jun 23, 2019 14:27 IST
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Kabir Singh is the remake of Telugu hit, Arjun Reddy.
Kabir Singh is the remake of Telugu hit, Arjun Reddy.

There is no stopping Kabir Singh’s run at the box office. The Shahid Kapoor film remained ‘unstoppable and unshakeable’ at the box office on the second day of the release. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film has collected Rs 22.71 crore on its second day.

Tweeting about it, Taran wrote: “#KabirSingh is unstoppable and unshakeable... Continues its heroic run on Day 2... Scores big numbers, despite #INDvAFG #CWC19 cricket match... Eyes ₹ 70 cr [+/-] weekend... Fantastic trending PAN India... Fri 20.21 cr, Sat 22.71 cr. Total: ₹ 42.92 cr. India biz.”


Taran observed that despite India versus Afghanistan ICC World Cup clash, the film remained unshakeable at the box office. The film is showing a pan-India appeal and if the current trend continues, it will make Rs 70 crore over the weekend.

Taran had on Friday tweeted the opening figures. He said that the film had made Rs 20.21 crores in domestic market. Youth and masses had taken to the film in a big way.

He had written: “#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”


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A Box Office India report on Saturday had mentioned that though Kabir Singh was not a family film, there was a chance that it would emerge as Shahid’s ‘highest’ solo hit in just three days.

Kabir Singh, the Hindi remake of hit Telugu film Arjun Reddy, tells the story of a brilliant but flawed medical student with major anger management issues. He goes on a self-destructive path, after his girlfriend is married off to someone else.

Lapped up by audience, the film has come in for heavy cricitism by reviewers. The Hindustan Times review called the film “an obnoxious celebration of toxic masculinity” and Kabir, the character a “a bully, an abuser of women, an alcoholic surgeon, and a foulmouthed hothead”.

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First Published: Jun 23, 2019 09:18 IST

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