Dhadak, which is a Bollywood remake of Marathi blockbuster Sairat, has crossed the Rs 50 crore mark. The film’s total collection now stands at Rs 51.56 crore.
Sharing the latest box office figures of Dhadak on Twitter, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh said, “#Dhadak has a SOLID Week 1… Crosses ₹ 50 cr… Weekend 2 is crucial… Will the new releases [especially #MI6] affect its biz or will it stay strong?… Fri 8.71 cr, Sat 11.04 cr, Sun 13.92 cr, Mon 5.52 cr, Tue 4.76 cr, Wed 4.06 cr, Thu 3.55 cr. Total: ₹ 51.56 cr. India biz.”
While the film received mixed reviews, fans are still making a beeline for the theatres to watch Janhvi and Ishaan’s sizzling chemistry. The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta too gave a negative review to the film and wrote in her review that the movie doesn’t work either as a remake of the Marathi blockbuster nor as a Bollywood romance.
Dhadak producer Karan Johar on Thursday praised the film’s director Shashank Khaitan saying that this is the best film that he has directed till date.
Asked what was his reaction after watching Dhadak, Karan said: “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 confidence of Shashank is very infectious so, when we decided to make the film, I know it had to be with new talent.
“When I saw end of Dhadak, it made me shake a little bit but when I again watched it, I felt Shashank has done an exceptional job in adapting the source material.”
Praising Khaitan further, Johar added: “He has taken lot of sequences from the original one but he made a new film and characters for pan India audience. It his third film as a director but in all three films that Shashank made, I think Dhadak is his best film directorially.”