Stree, the horror comedy starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor has opened at Rs 6.82 crore at the box office. The film has been receiving mostly positive reviews from the critics and it looks like the film will pick up the pace during the weekend. The ensemble cast of the film has been receiving much appreciation and that will certainly add to the word of mouth popularity of the film.
Taran Adarsh tweeted, “When numbers do the talking… #Stree surpasses the expectations and estimations and posts a SUPERB number on Day 1… Biz is expected to multiply over the weekend… Fri ₹ 6.82 cr. India biz… Hugely positive word of mouth has translated into BO numbers.”
When numbers do the talking… #Stree surpasses the expectations and estimations and posts a SUPERB number on Day 1… Biz is expected to multiply over the weekend… Fri ₹ 6.82 cr. India biz… Hugely positive word of mouth has translated into BO numbers.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 1, 2018
Trade analyst Girish Johar had earlier predicted that the film would earn Rs 3 crore on its opening day but the film has surpassed that figure. He told indianexpress.com, “Horror comedy is a difficult genre as both, scaring people and making them laugh is a tough job. So, it all depends on how it is treated by the makers and how well the actors have done it. Now if Rajkummar and Pankaj Tripathi will be able to pull the audience to the theatres or not will be known shortly.”
The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave a positive review to the film. “Stree is enjoyable for the most part. I particularly liked its cheerfully hare-brained spirit, which the director manages to sustain. Kapoor’s part is a bit risible, but she has some breathy moments with Rao. The three fellows feel like real friends, not just brought together by a casting director, and both Khurrana, who is sprouting from everywhere these days, and Banerjee do a good job of looking scared and foolish at the same time. Rao, whose Bicky seems like an extension of his Bareilly Ki Barfi avatar, carries the film: as a ‘ladies tailor’ whose eye is enough to take the measure of the woman in front of him, gently, he is terrific,” she said.