Looking at the box office collections of the first day of Bunty Aur Babli 2The comedy film has proved to be a moist satire. The film starring Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari Wagh earned Rs 2.60 crore on the first day. The film was outperformed by Sooryavanshi, the Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif blockbuster, which was the first big budget film to release after the second lockdown ended. Sooryavanshi has entered the third week at the box office.
Directed by Varun V. Sharma and produced by Aditya Chopra, Bunty Aur Babli 2 is a sequel to the 2005 film starring Rani Mukerji and Abhishek Bachchan. The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the figures of the film. He said in a tweet, “#BuntyAurBabli2 is a sluggish day 1 despite a boost in #NorthIndia due to holiday… Needs miraculous development on day 2 and 3 to cover lost ground… Fri ₹ 2.60 cr #IndiaBiz.”
Indian Express film critic Shalini Langer gave the film 2.5 stars. He wrote, ‘Still, the film comes alive in some parts. Especially between Saif and Rani, who are trying to kindle the old spark of Bunty-Babli; Between the two Bunty and Bablis as they try to beat each other; And between the lines when it surprisingly enters the political arena. Be it the chariot of clean Ganga, the game of renaming cities like Allahabad to Prayagraj and the condition of our system. An STF reaches the crime scene late on a cycle and a bullock cart – well, we can’t say it’s impossible.”
Trade Analyst Girish Johar Earlier it was said that the opening of the film will be good. He said, “We are slowly coming back to normalcy, coming out of the pandemic, vaccination is getting more and norms are being relaxed. After seeing this and the previous films (Bellbottom, Sooryavanshi) also doing well at the box office, I believe the chances of Bunty Aur Babli 2 doing well at the box office are quite high. It all depends on the content, and how it is received, reviews and feedback. Having said that, the trailer has generated a lot of curiosity, and the first Bunty Aur Babli has done extremely well.”
On the other hand, Sooryavanshi, the latest iteration in Rohit Shetty’s cop universe, is still roaming around in Mulla. It also beat Bunty Aur Babli 2 on its third Friday to earn Rs 3.26 crore. Its collection is currently Rs 169.50 crore.