Erotic drama Hate Story 4, starring Urvashi Rautela, Karan Wahi and Vivan Bhatena, has shown a growth in its box office performance. The film, which started off its box office journey this Friday on March 9, had managed to rake in Rs 3.76 crore on its first day but on Saturday, March 10, the film earned Rs 4.19 crore, taking the total to Rs 7.95 crore.
The fourth installment in the erotic series is likely to cross the 10 crore mark during the weekend.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “
#HateStory4 witnesses DECENT GROWTH on Day 2… Fri 3.76 cr, Sat 4.19 cr. Total: ₹ 7.95 cr. India biz… #HateStoryIV”
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 11, 2018
Directed by Vishal Pandya and written by Sameer Arora, the movie has not been received well by critics. However, a section of the audience still wants to watch the series. Trade analyst Girish Johar had said that the Hate Story films have built itself a loyal fan base in the two-tier cities and can, therefore, be expected to do reasonably well at the box office.
Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta has given the Hate Story 4 one star and written, “The plot is a steady stream of hot bods. And acting, what’s that? The film has no ambitions that-a-way, so there. You should also know that Hate Story 4 has subtitles: if the characters are speaking in Hindi, we see English transliteration, and vice versa, and the lines are a hoot. Sample this: ‘bedroom mein ki gayi promises boardroom mein nahin laate’ or words to that effect. And this, my favourite: ‘enjoying with your new keep?’”