Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Dream Girl is off to a great start at the box office. After impressive collections in the first two days, the comedy film earned Rs 18.10 crore on Sunday, taking its total collection to Rs 44.57 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the film’s box office figures on Twitter. He wrote, “#DreamGirl runs riot at the BO… Packs a fantastic total, setting the BO on fire on Day 2 and 3… Trends better than #Raazi [Rs 32.94 cr], #Stree [Rs 32.27 cr] and #Uri [Rs 35.73 cr]… Fri 10.05 cr, Sat 16.42 cr, Sun 18.10 cr. Total: Rs 44.57 cr. #India biz.”
Directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, Dream Girl also stars Nushrat Bharucha, Annu Kapoor, Manjot Singh and Vijay Raaz. The film has Ayushmann Khurrana’s character successfully pretending to be a woman while working for an adult hotline.
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave Dream Girl a 2-star rating. Shubhra wrote in her review, “There is a lot of merit in a star-driven character study standing up for the rights of women who work night shifts in call-centres whose chief job is to provide phone cuddles to needy men. Karam gets to mouth dialogues about ‘loneliness’ and how it is gender neutral. Dream Girl also has a throw-away strand about religious amity, a lecture on how smoking and drinking do not define a person, and the attempt at a truly radical reach-out to ‘men who are like women’. But these ideas remain half-baked, being mouthed strictly as meaningless dialogue for either laughs or claps.”
She added, “You stay watching Dream Girl for Khurrana. He plays Karam/Pooja with grace and conviction, and makes this thing sing. He is the one who has been shifting the goal-posts in the depiction of masculinity in status-quoist Bollywood, and this film, in which he plays both man-and-woman, minus preciousness and exaggeration, would have been the perfect vehicle to take the conversation a notch higher.”
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'Dream Girl will have 3 weeks free run'
Kamaal R Khan shared on his Twitter account, "Film #DreamGirl will have 3 weeks free run till 2nd October when #War is going to release. So I can say with 100% guarantee that #DreamGirl will do 150Cr+ lifetime business to become the blockbuster of the year. Dream Girl’s Budget is half of the #KabirSingh!"
'Audience are investing in films more than ever before'
Sumit Kadel shared on his Twitter account, "Sunday ( 15th September) is going to be huge for the BO .Combined collection of #DreamGirl #Chhichhore #Article375 would cross ₹ 35 cr+.Back to Back marathon HITS reflects no platform can replace theater viewing experience & audience are investing into it more than ever before."
Nushrat Bharucha is happy with Dream Girl's performance
Nushrat Bharucha shared on her Twitter account, "This has been such an awesome weekend. Heartfelt gratitude. 🙏."
'Disappointed is the word that comes to mind after watching Dream Girl'
#DreamGirl is one of @ayushmannk's not so good movies. Although he has had very few of them. Disappointed is the word that comes to mind after watching it in theatre today 😭," @dinomonicfc shared on Twitter.
Riteish wished a dream run for Dream Girl team
Riteish Deshmukh had tweeted earlier, "Wishing #DreamGirl & dream run at the Box Office - Ace producer @ektaravikapoor, - my brother @ayushmannk, - the talented @NushratBharucha & the captain @writerraj- Gheuun Taak!!!"
'The film is a laughter riot'
Amit Sharma shared on his Twitter account, "Watched #DreamGirl, @ayushmannk tum kamal ho bhai. The film is a laughter riot, every actor has played their part really well @annukapoor_ sir you are amazing @ActorVijayRaaz you were outstanding,the dialogues are simply hilarious. @NushratBharucha @ektaravikapoor @ruchikaakapoor."
'Ayushmann once again gave his best'
"#DreamGirl is one of those films which captivates audiences with it's powerful acting and splendor direction. Raj in his debut has made the script gripping and glorified the uncanny topic of "call girls". @ayushmannk once again gives his best in this one," tweeted @itsKhishore.
'Lots of laughs, good writing'
A user @karanjaidka tweeted, "What a fun movie #DreamGirl was. Lots of laughs, good writing, yes the story is predictable, but it's alright for me. :) @ayushmannk is a class act, carried the film with aplomb and the support cast was impeccable. Nice to see @NushratBharucha out of the PKP, SKTKS rigmarole. :)"
'Main has has ke marr gaya'
Ashish Chanchlani wrote on Twitter, "Bhai ye #DreamGirl kya thi bhai. Main has has ke marr gaya bhai. 2 ghante ki movie mein kitne jokes daaloge bhai. Har minute pe dialogue pe dialogue. @ayushmannk you are hilarious, also i am sorry i find you more hot as a girl. @writerraj aap superstar ho sir❤MAZA AA GAYA"
Celebs continue to heap praise on Ayushmann
"@ayushmannk U were so very liakable in #DreamGirl n loved the message u sent out about lonliness which is not gender specefic n yet delivering the dialogue in a lehanga ❤ Ps: my sis complimented, yaar humari kamar lehenga choli mein itni achi nahin lagti jitni iski lag rahi hai," Neha Bhasin said via Twitter.
Dream Girl is Ayushmann's 2nd highest opening weekend earner
Taran Adarsh shared on Twitter, "#AyushmannKhurrana versus #AyushmannKhurrana... *Opening Weekend* biz:
2019: #DreamGirl Rs 44.57 cr
2018: #BadhaaiHo Rs 45.70 cr [extended 4-day wknd]
2019: #Article15 Rs 20.04 cr
2018: #AndhaDhun Rs 15 cr
2017: #ShubhMangalSaavdhan RS 14.46 cr
2017: #BareillyKiBarfi Rs 11.52 cr"
Dream Girl earns Rs 44.57 crore
Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#DreamGirl runs riot at the BO... Packs a fantastic total, setting the BO on fire on Day 2 and 3... Trends better than #Raazi [Rs 32.94 cr], #Stree [Rs 32.27 cr] and #Uri [Rs 35.73 cr]... Fri 10.05 cr, Sat 16.42 cr, Sun 18.10 cr. Total: Rs 44.57 cr. #India biz."
Dream Girl to earn Rs 18 crore on Sunday?
Film trade analyst Ramesh Bala posted on Twitter, "@ayushmannk's #DreamGirl continues to rock the Box office. Early estimates for Sunday All-India nett is around Rs 18 Crs. Taking the 1st weekend total to Rs 44.50 Crs. Excellent."