Kapoor & Sons earns Rs 6.85 cr on Friday, big things expected from it
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Kapoor & Sons earns Rs 6.85 cr on Friday, big things expected from it

Kapoor & Sons is riding a strong word of mouth and has earned Rs 6.85 crore at the box office on Day I. The Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan and Sidharth Malhotra starrer is likely to earn big.

bollywood Updated: Mar 19, 2016 14:29 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Kapoor & Sons,Alia Bhatt,Sidharth Malhotra
Sidharth Malhotra, Rishi Kapoor and Ratna Pathak Shah in Kapoor & Sons.

With Karan Johar’s name on it and a star cast of Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan and Sidharth Malhotra, Kapoor & Sons was a cert at the box office. And it didn’t disappoint – the film raked in Rs 6.85 crore on the box office and big things are being expected from it. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the Friday numbers and commented how the film picked up pace in metros and urban areas.

Read: Alia, Fawad, Sidharth on Kapoor and Sons

The film directed by Shakun Batra has got positive reviews and is expected to ride on the good word of mouth. A refreshingly lively take on a dysfunctional family that constantly teeters on the edge of disintegration and yet manages to stick together, the film is attracting both youth and family audience. The film got the fourth best opening of 2016 after Airlift, Kya Kool Hai Hum sequel and Ghayal Once Again and is expected to capitalise on it.

While Saturday numbers may take a hit due to India-Pakistan match, the film is looking at an extended run due to the Holi break next week. Hindustan Times’ Rohit Vats praised director Batra in his Kapoor & Sons review and called the film an emotional roller coaster. “No dark secrets here, but the shock value is definitely there. You’ll love it for being spontaneous, precise, fast paced and well...lovable. A fantastic family drama after a long time,” he wrote.

First Published: Mar 19, 2016 13:32 IST