Shahid Kapoor film Kabir Singh is continuing to mint money at the box office. The film is successfully running in its fourth week, despite new releases. The Sandeep Reddy Vanga directorial earned Rs 1.65 crore on its fourth Monday, taking the total collection to Rs 261.59 crore.
“#KabirSingh is steady… [Week 4] Fri 2.54 cr, Sat 3.75 cr, Sun 4.05 cr, Mon 1.65 cr. Total: ₹ 261.59 cr. India biz,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter.
The film, which also stars Kiara Advani, Arjan Bajwa, Suresh Oberoi, Kamini Kaushal, Adil Hussain and Nikita Dutta, has been receiving extreme reactions from the audience. A part of the audience has fallen in love with the film while the other is accusing the film and the director of propagating abusive behaviour against women.
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”.
“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 said.
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Kabir Singh is full of cringe moments
"I was stunned when he slapped her. And more stunned when she didn't react even got more submissive. And what was hers agreeing to his "teri pehchan bus itni hai tu Kabir Singh ki bandi hai". Full of cringe moments," @adil24 wrote on Twitter.
Ekta Kapoor: Kabir Singh connected with my angst ridden soul
Ekta Kapoor was all praise for Kabir Singh. She wrote on Twitter, "Saw #KabirSingh ! Brash n broken it’s connected with my angst ridden soul ! A part of me has an issue with raw edges of this wrong man ...but another part loves d absolute unabashed attitude n irreverence!at d end ...my obsession with imperfections continues.... @shahidkapoor"
Kabir Singh normalise violence against women
"By promoting movies like Kabir Singh and directors like Sandeep Reddy Vanga, we are indulging a highly destructive catharsis that will hurt everyone in its path. It is not art, but abuse of cinema to normalise violence against women," wrote journalist Vasudha Venugopal.
'Shahid Kapoor knows how to be honest with his role'
"A Versatile actor like #ShahidKapoor is someone who knows how to take the part and make it real,honest and be effective in it. Hats off to him as he acted brilliantly in #KabirSingh" wrote @navin01989 on Twitter.
'Glad Shahid Kapoor is receiving much deserving love and success'
"Glad that @shahidkapoor is getting all the love and success that he deserves with #KabirSingh Just to remind, in his last major Blockbuster #Padmaavat he gave his career's most underrated performance as Ratan Singh. Keep growing man, this is your time to rock👏👏" wrote @AgamAnEntity on Twitter.
Kabir Singh and Uri made biggest profits for producers
"In the first six months of 2019 the only two Bollywood films that can claim box office blockbuster status are Uri: The Surgical Strike and Kabir Singh. Both have by far made the biggest profits for producers," Asjad Nazir had earlier mentioned on Twitter.
'Thrilled to see Kabir Singh setting benchmarks'
"I am thrilled 2 see @KabirSinghMovie set a new benchmark & become d highest grossing film of 2019!" wrote Siddharth Kannan on Twitter.
Kabir Singh stays steady on fourth Monday
"#KabirSingh is steady... [Week 4] Fri 2.54 cr, Sat 3.75 cr, Sun 4.05 cr, Mon 1.65 cr. Total: ₹ 261.59 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter.
Soham Majumdar on Shahid Kapoor
"Working with Shahid Kapoor is like a dream come true. He was like a big brother to me on set and he taught me so many things about filmmaking and about how to give your 100 percent," Soham Majumdar, who plays Shiva in Kabir Singh, told Bollywood Hungama in an interview.
'Shahid Kapoor, what a performance'
"#KabirSingh finally saw it & Loved it. YES there are a few objectionable scenes in the film ( the one where he slaps her is way out of line ) but it's a well made film with a tight first half & a unique second half I enjoyed it &
@shahidkapoor what a performance 5 stars for You," @rajsingharora26 wrote on Twitter.