Updated: March 21, 2022 3:47:09 pm
Akshay Kumar-starrer action comedy film Bachchhan Paandey is braving the outstanding box office performance of preceding week’s holdover The Kashmir Files. Its collections declined a little on Saturday and Sunday after its impressive opening.
While this Farhad Samji directorial kicked off its box office journey with Rs 13.25 crore, it grossed Rs 12 crore on Saturday. Now, it has collected Rs 12 crore on Sunday, taking its total to Rs 37.25 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the film’s figures on Twitter. He wrote, “#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.”
While the figures sound big on paper, for a movie with a star like Akshay, they are quite low. The makers of Bachchhan Paandey clearly did not anticipate the upset that The Kashmir Files’ box office performance is turning out to be. The film earlier became the second-biggest opener of the pandemic era in India.
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The Indian Express’ film critic Shubhra Gupta gave Bachchhan Paandey only one star. In her review, she wrote, “Nothing about this Akshay Kumar-Kriti Sanon film reaches the level of hilarity plus inspired lunacy of the original, Jigarthanda.”
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