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Stree box office day 2: Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor’s film stays solid, earns Rs 17.69 cr

Stree, the horror comedy starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor, has made a little over Rs 17 crore in two days of release.

bollywood Updated: Sep 02, 2018 13:04 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Rajkummar Rao,Stree,Shraddha Kapoor
Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor in a handout still from Stree.

Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor’s horror comedy, Stree, has shown solid growth on its second day of release. The film made Rs 10 crore on Saturday, taking its two day total to close to Rs 17 crore.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh has predicted that the film could be looking at a weekend total of Rs 30 crore, thanks to positive word of mouth. He tweeted, “#Stree catches speed and hits double digits on Day 2... The low costs and high theatrical returns makes it a BIG SUCCESS... Expect further growth on Day 3... Eyes ₹ 30 cr [+/-] weekend... Fri 6.82 cr, Sat 10.87 cr. Total: ₹ 17.69 cr. India biz.”

This is a big win for both Shraddha, daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor, and Rajkummar, who rose to mainstream prominence last year with Bareilly Ki Barfi, after a series of critically acclaimed performances in smaller films.

Stree is about the men of a small town who are haunted by a woman’s ghost every festive season. The film has been written by the directing team of Raj and DK, best known for films such as Go Goa Gone and A Gentleman.

The Hindustan Times review, awarding the film three stars, noted, “The laughs are inconsistent, and the plotting feels sloppy and rushed. The ideas are fine, but the writing needed work... Rao is likeable as ever...It is Shraddha Kapoor, surprisingly enough, who brings a certain charm to her initially inscrutable character.”

This is Shraddha’s first hit since 2016’s Baaghi. She will next be seen opposite Shahid Kapoor in Batti Gul Meter Chalu.

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First Published: Sep 02, 2018 13:01 IST