Kabir Singh is on the verge of becoming Shahid Kapoor’s first solo film to cross the Rs 250 crore mark. After 17 days of its theatrical run, the film has minted Rs 235.72 crore.
Despite mixed critical reception and controversies related to its alleged glorification of toxic masculinity and misogyny, the film has clearly been embraced by the audience. It is all set to overtake Uri: The Surgical Strike as the biggest film of 2019. Uri ended its box office journey with Rs 245.36 crore.
Kabir Singh is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. It is a Hindi remake of Vanga’s own Telugu film Arjun Reddy.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office figures of the film on his Twitter handle. “#KabirSingh hits the ball out of the park on [third] Sun… Collects a fantastic number in Weekend 3… Crosses *lifetime biz* of #Kick and #ChennaiExpress… Next targets: #Simmba and #Uri… [Week 3] Fri 5.40 cr, Sat 7.51 cr, Sun 9.61 cr. Total: ₹ 235.72 cr. India biz,” he wrote.
As already said, Kabir Singh has not been affected by negative reviews. It has a strong word-of-mouth promotion and has not showed any signs of slowing down as it approaches its fourth week.
Follow all the latest updates about Shahid Kapoor starrer Kabir Singh.
'Shahid Kapoor delivered'
"SandeepVanga saw his ArjunReddy in ShahidKapoor (KabirSingh), SoorajBarjatya saw his Prem in Shahid (Vivah), AzizMirza saw his Raju in Shahid (KismatKonnection). Each saw an actor through his own lens and the actor delivered! @shahidkapoor" wrote @FanViveck on Twitter.
Sandeep Reddy Vanga is a passionate human being: Kabir Singh actor Soham Majumdar
"@sandeepreddy.vanga our director is one of the most passionate human beings I have met and not just as a director, he is extremely passionate about everything that remotely interests him. You go that extra mile for this person, as the sheer enthusiasm of this person really makes it worth it. Thank you for giving me Shiva sir, may you always stay like the person we know you to be ❤" Soham Majumdar, who played Shiva in Kabir Singh, wrote on Instagram.
'Kabir Singh's success proves Sandeep Reddy knows audience's reality'
"Amazing thing about @imvangasandeep is that his story and it’s characters are the exact opposite of what the film industry always believed,what the audience will love and relate to .. #KabirSingh ‘s monstrous success proves that he knows the actual reality of the audience," Ram Gopal Varma wrote on Twitter.
'An intense lover is mostly toxic'
"It’s an uncomfortable fact but most women secretly desire an intense lover like #KabirSingh
An intense lover is mostly toxic," @BhaavnaArora wrote on Twitter.
'I was trying to explain my protagonist's mindset
"I had to say what I had to say. And then they cut out portions of my comments so that people don’t know what I said before and after some of the comments that have created a controversy. The content was edited in a very wrong way. So that a section of women got another chance to attack me. But, I was trying to explain my protagonist’s mindset. How Arjun Reddy/Kabir Singh feels is not exactly what I feel. Violence may be his way of expressing love. It’s not mine," Kabir Singh director Sandeep Reddy Vanga told Bollywood Hungama.
'Shahid Kapoor's acting is par excellence'
"Watched #KabirSingh... Haters there is not a single moment I felt this character heroic, he is lead character of this story but not heroic at all. Shahid's acting and films music is par excellence.
Congratulations @shahidkapoor" wrote @manav1149 on Twitter.
'Kabir Singh deserves the commercial milestones it is achieving'
"Still in awe after watching @shahidkapoor in #KabirSingh. STELLAR performance!! Deserves all the commercial milestones it’s achieving. Despite the character being so flawed, he isn’t judged by most. THAT is a success for Hindi Cinema. Whatever it is, SHAHID IS OUTSTANDING🙌🏼" @AmBhatia5 wrote on Twitter.
Kabir Singh Review: Public Verdict
'Kabir Singh is a lottery'
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the latest collection of Kabir Singh. He tweeted, "#KabirSingh is a lottery... Continues to surprise with solid trending on [third] Mon... Will cross *lifetime biz* of #Simmba today [Tue]... Inches closer to #Uri... Fri 5.40 cr, Sat 7.51 cr, Sun 9.61 cr, Mon 4.25 cr. Total: ₹ 239.97 cr. India biz."
Rana Daggubati revealed an interesting information about the paid previews of Kabir Singh
In an interview to Film Companion, Rana Daggubati said, "Earlier, one didn't hear of what's happening there (South cinema) and now due to remakes, it is all one. A friend of mine told me some interesting information - that when the opening day [figures] of Kabir Singh had come out, the night before, for the previews, the highest previews were sold in Hyderabad. I was like this is very strange. The city that has watched this film fully [Arjun Reddy, the Telugu original that Kabir Singh is a remake of], had to watch this first. That's something very interesting. That's like The Jungle Book effect, you know who the Lion King is, but you still want to watch it to experience it. But this is what good stories do and hold for you to come back again."
'Mira believed I should have this character in my filmography'
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Shahid Kapoor said, "She (Mira Rajput) was always very optimistic and believed that this is a character I should have in my filmography."
He added, "We had watched Arjun Reddy together and she loved the director's (Sandeep Reddy Vanga) work and felt that the character had potential. And if we were able to get it right, it'd be a very special character in my life. So, Mira was very happy when she watched the film."
Kabir Singh will close at Rs 275-280 crore?
Film trade analyst Sumit Kadel posted on Twitter, "#KabirSingh is holding well on its 3rd weekdays. Film is bound to cross the lifetime collection of #UriTheSurgicalStrike, looking to close at ₹ 275-280 cr. One of the biggest blockbuster this decade."