Manmarziyaan starring Taapsee Pannu, Abhishek Bachchan and Vicky Kaushal started with unexpectedly mild Rs 3.52 crore on Friday but upped its game soon. It earned Rs 5.11 crore on Saturday and on Sunday Rs 5.70, taking its opening weekend total to Rs 14.33 crore.
Unlike most of director Anurag Kashyap’s films, Manmarziyaan is an out-and-out romance, with a love triangle. Also, Abhishek is returning to the big screen after a hiatus of two years in the Aanand L Rai production.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the latest box office figures of Manmarziyaan. He said, “#Manmarziyaan has a low weekend… Although the biz saw good growth on Day 2 [45.17%], it didn’t grow much on Day 3 [11.55%]… Weekend biz should’ve been higher due to the popular genre and music… Fri 3.52 cr, Sat 5.11 cr, Sun 5.70 cr. Total: ₹ 14.33 cr. India biz.”
Manmarziyaan is winning hearts for its great performances by the three actors, along with the powerful original music by composer Amit Trivedi.
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta had this to say about the film in her two-star review, “Taapsee Pannu stands out, trying to work past the clichéd role. This is the first time the excellent Kaushal is not able to make character his own: fresh off Sanju, this is a disappointment. And Bachchan’s Robbie, fashioned as an antidote to the mercurial Rumi, reminds you so strongly of Ajay Devgn’s part in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam that it’s hard to separate them. A couple of the songs are good too, perfectly matching the tone of the movie, but finally there are too many of them.”