Shahid Kapoor starrer Kabir Singh, which is an official Hindi remake of Telugu film Arjun Reddy, has become the highest grossing movie of 2019.
The Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial’s total collection stands at Rs 249.60 crore.
Kabir Singh has surpassed the box office record set by Vicky Kaushal starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike and the film is inching close to Rs 250 crore mark.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office figures of the Kiara Advani starrer. He tweeted, “#KabirSingh is excellent in Week 3… Was affected [slightly] by the cricket matches [#CWC19]… Will cruise past ₹ 250 cr today [fourth Fri]… [Week 3] Fri 5.40 cr, Sat 7.51 cr, Sun 9.61 cr, Mon 4.25 cr, Tue 3.20 cr, Wed 3.11 cr, Thu 3.32 cr. Total: ₹ 249.60 cr. India biz.”
Kabir Singh received mixed reviews. But a strong word-of-mouth promotion and an amazing performance by Shahid Kapoor has helped the film break many records.
Follow all the latest updates about Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh.
Shahid on his role in Kabir Singh
In an interview with indianexpress.com Shahid Kapoor shared, "The good thing about Kabir Singh is that I was getting to play a type of character that had a lot to do as an actor, and I was getting to do it in a film that I think is pretty wide in its appeal. The love story in it is also so different. So I didn’t think much. I wanted to take up this as a challenge. I didn’t want to ruin it, that’s all."
'If you don’t have the liberty of slapping each other, then I don’t see anything there'
In an interview with Film Companion, Sandeep Reddy Vanga said, “When you question people’s belief system, they get angry. I think that’s what happened. It is not even a healthy criticism. It’s very pseudo. When you are deeply in love, deeply connected with the woman, there is a lot of honesty in it. If you don’t have that physical demonstration, if you don’t have the liberty of slapping each other, then I don’t see anything there.”
Sandeep Reddy Vanga on the criticism against Kabir Singh
In an interview with Film Companion’s Anupama Chopra, director Sandeep Reddy Vanga spoke about the criticism Kabir Singh has received. He dismissed the criticism as “pseudo” and said that he did not expect this much rage against the film.
See 'unfiltered memories' from Kabir Singh sets
Here's to the good ol' days from where it all started with happy faces, cheers, limitless touches of laughter and unfiltered memories!— Cine1 Studios (@Cine1Studios) July 1, 2019
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'Kabir Singh will cross Rs 250 cr on Day 22'
"#KabirSingh benchmarks... Crossed ₹ 50 cr: Day 3
₹ 100 cr: Day 5
₹ 125 cr: Day 7
₹ 150 cr: Day 9
₹ 175 cr: Day 10
₹ 200 cr: Day 13
₹ 225 cr: Day 16
Will cross ₹ 250 cr on Day 22. India biz," tweeted Taran Adarsh.
'Kabir Singh business at a glance'
Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#KabirSingh biz at a glance...Week 1: ₹ 134.42 cr; Week 2: ₹ 78.78 cr; Week 3: ₹ 36.40 cr; Total: ₹ 249.60 cr; India biz. ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER."
Ram Gopal Varma on Kabir Singh's monstrous success
Ram Gopal Varma earlier tweeted, "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."
'Kabir Singh ends three week run with solid numbers'
Bollywood Hungama wrote in their Twitter account, "#KabirSinghBoxOfficeCollections @shahidkapoor's #KabirSingh ends three week run with solid numbers and is unaffected with big matches. Thursday collection Rs. 3.32 cr. Total collections Rs. 249.60 cr."
Shahid Kapoor got a lot of love for his performance as Kabir Singh
'A big section of our society still likes obsessive love'
Journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani tweeted, "#KabirSingh A big section of our society still likes obsessive love where the man literally gets to own the woman he loves as he will own say a piece of land. Whats wrong is not depicting that ugly truth but glorifying this behaviour &making it look acceptable or rather imitable."
Kabir Singh is the highest grosser of 2019
Joginder Tuteja tweeted, "#KabirSingh becomes highest grosser of 2019 in just 20 days. Wednesday collections 3.11 CR. Total collections 246.28 CR. ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER."