Shashank Khaitan’s Dhadak had a good second weekend at the box office. The total collection of the Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter starrer now stands at Rs 63.39 crore.
Sharing the latest box office figures of Dhadak on Twitter, trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#Dhadak has a HEALTHY Weekend 2… Witnesses ample growth on Sat and Sun… In fact, Sun was double of Fri… Speeding towards ₹ 70 cr mark… [Week 2] Fri 2.61 cr, Sat 4.02 cr, Sun 5.20 cr. Total: ₹ 63.39 cr. India biz.”
Shubhra Gupta, The Indian Express film critic came down hard on the film. She wrote, “Barring a few patches, Dhadak has neither requisite drama nor authenticity. It underlines all its scenes with blaring background music, to tell us how to feel. It doesn’t work, not as an official copy of Sairat, nor as a standalone Bollywood romance. There is, I’m afraid, no ‘dhak dhak’ in this Dhadak. Caste is such a hot button issue that it burns. Or, should we say, it rightfully should, when used in a film as a central theme. Here it is bandied about a couple of times as a phrase, without any real attempt to delve into the complexities and miseries of what it means to be of lower caste in today’s India,” a section of the review read.
#Dhadak has a HEALTHY Weekend 2… Witnesses ample growth on Sat and Sun… In fact, Sun was double of Fri… Speeding towards ₹ 70 cr mark… [Week 2] Fri 2.61 cr, Sat 4.02 cr, Sun 5.20 cr. Total: ₹ 63.39 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 30, 2018
Asked what was his reaction after watching Dhadak, the film’s produce Karan Johar said in a media interaction, “When Shashank told me that he wants to remake (Marathi film) Sairat, I was bit scared because that film has its own individuality. The kind of tone that filmmaker (Nagraj Manjule) has been able to hold is very difficult to capture but the confidence of Shashank is very infectious so, when we decided to make the film, I knew it had to be with new talent.”