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Bachchhan Paandey box office weekend collection: Akshay Kumar's film earns 37 cr, The Kashmir Files dominates

Mar 21, 2022 11:04 AM IST

Bachchhan Paandey collected ₹37.25 crore nett during extended Holi weekend. The Akshay Kumar-starrer was pushed to the edges by The Kashmir Files at the box office.

Bachchhan Paandey, starring Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon, recorded a low weekend despite releasing on Holi. The film released in theatres on Friday with an opening of 13.25 crore and now stands at a three-day total of 37.25 crore. The film was reportedly dominated by The Kashmir Files, which registered a second weekend total of 70.15 crore. Also read: Aamir Khan says every Indian should watch The Kashmir Files: Jo Kashmiri Pandits ke sath hua, wo bahut dukh ki baat hai

Akshay Kumar in a still from Bachchhan Paandey. 
Akshay Kumar in a still from Bachchhan Paandey. 

Bachchhan Paandey is Akshay Kumar's first release of the year and also stars Arshad Warsi and Jacqueline Fernandez. It is directed by Farhad Samji of Housefull 4 fame.

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Sharing the box office figures of the film, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#BachchhanPaandey remains low over the weekend, mainly due to #TKF juggernaut that eclipsed the biz of *all* films... Did not witness growth on Day 3... Fri 13.25 cr, Sat 12 cr, Sun 12 cr. Total: 37.25 cr. #India biz.”

Bachchhan Paandey received mixed reactions upon its release. The Hindustan Times review of the film read, “Bachchhan Paandey, as a whole, is a masala flick, which Akshay Kumar fans can't complain about. With an interesting plot at hand, it could have been much better, but as of now, it's surely a one-time-watch for those with a penchant for comedy.”

Meanwhile, The Kashmir Files continues to dominate theat The Vivek Agnihotri-directorial stars Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumaar, Pallavi Joshi, Puneet Issar, Mrinal Kulkarni and others. The film is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in then Jammu & Kashmir in 1990.

Mentioning the box office collection of The Kashmir Files, Taran tweeted, "#TheKashmirFiles [Week 2] is a TSUNAMI at the #BO... Packs a SUPER-SOLID total [ 70.15 cr] in *Weekend 2*... #TKF refuses to slow down, should hit 200 on weekdays [by Wed or Thu]... Fri 19.15 cr, Sat 24.80 cr, Sun 26.20 cr. Total: 167.45 cr. #India biz.

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