Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon starrer Luka Chuppi, which opened to a whopping Rs 8.01 crore, has shown growth on its second day at the box office. The film has earned Rs 10.08 crore on Saturday, taking the total collection to Rs 18.09 crore. The film is expected to surpass Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’s opening weekend collection.
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh shared box office figures on his Twitter account. He mentioned in a tweet, “#LukaChuppi zooms upwards on Day 2… Another strong day [Day 3] will place it in a comfortable position due to the controlled costs… Will cross *opening weekend* biz of #SKTKS [₹ 26.57 cr] and #PKP2 [₹ 22.75 cr]… Fri 8.01 cr, Sat 10.08 cr. Total: ₹ 18.09 cr. India biz.”
Helmed by Laxman Utekar, the film has become a turning point for Kartik’s career as it is his biggest opener so far.
Not just that, the romantic comedy has beaten 2018’s blockbuster films like Raazi, Stree and Badhaai Ho, as earlier reported by trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
However, in her review, The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta wrote, “This could have been a fun, sharp film, done right. Instead, we get never-ending scenes of family members yakking, neighbours gossiping, and a few passages between Guddu and Rashmi which are meant to be sensuous and flirtatious (rolling in bed in shorts and Ts, haww, talking of ‘protection’, how forward, double haww). Aaryan and Sanon, in their first pairing, come off standard-issue Bollywood.”
The film revolves around the story of a television reporter (Kartik) in Mathura who falls in love with a headstrong woman (Kriti). The roller-coaster ride of chaos and laughter follows when the two decide to live-in, but their traditional families join them too. What happens next is the story of this romantic comedy.
This family entertainer has impressed the audience at large on the first two days of its release. The weekend will also help the film rake in good numbers at the box office.