Bareilly Ki Barfi, which opened to mixed reviews, seems to be struggling at the box office. Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao, the romantic comedy has so far earned Rs 13.37 crores at the box office.
After a disappointing opening of Rs 2.42 crores, it went on to show a 59.09 percent increase on Saturday and a 30.65 percent hike on Sunday. And on Monday, the film showed a dip in its collection with just Rs 1.85 crore earnings. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#BareillyKiBarfi Fri 2.42 cr, Sat 3.95 cr, Sun 5.15 cr, Mon 1.85 cr. Total: ₹ 13.37 cr”
Helmed by Nil Battey Sannata director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Bareilly Ki Barfi also has tough competition from Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.
Meanwhile, Bareilly Ki Barfi, written by Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari, is benefiting from positive word-of-mouth. Delighted with the reception garnered by the film, actor Ayushmann shared a small video on his Twitter handle thanking his fans for the amazing success of the film.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 22, 2017
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 21, 2017
Even though after watching the movie, fans were inclined towards Rajkummar Rao’s role, Ayushmann, like a true sport, said in an interview that even before the release, he knew that Rajkummar’s character is more lovable. He also added that he was the one who suggested Rajkummar’s name for the role of Pritam, a salesman in the film.
Speaking about the same, Kriti was also all praises for the film. She said, “I am very overwhelmed that it is getting such a great response from critics as well as the audience. The janta’s (audience) reaction is amazing. I have been reading all the tweets. It’s a family entertainer.”