This is the new generation vs OG cons. Bunty Aur Babli 2Starring Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari, will hit the screens on November 19. The business is quite positive about the return of cinema halls after almost two years, after Sooryavanshi brought the audience back to the theatres. In the first 12 days, Suryavanshi earned 159.65 crores, The box office collection of Bunty Aur Babli 2 may affect the upcoming releases.
Even then, There is a special magic around Saif and Rani It continues from their Hum Tum days, which is expected to drag the audience to the theaters to watch the film. In the first film starring Abhishek and Rani, the two opposites were seen running heavily, while DCP Dashrath (played by Amitabh Bachchan) chased them. It became a hit for its rollercoaster story, choice of songs as well as the chemistry between the leads.
Trade analyst and producer Girish Johar is sure that the second film will have a good opening weekend despite the pandemic. “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.”
Will Abhishek Bachchan’s absence reduce footfall? “Saif Ali Khan is a very good actor and has a lot of fans, and he is introducing two new characters and the trailer has also been well received. I am hoping for a good start at the box office.”
However, Johar noted that there are still state-level restrictions in place due to the pandemic. “Some cinemas are still not functioning at full capacity. Despite this, it is a very advanced film targeting the youth of top metro cities of Delhi, Bombay, Hyderabad as well as Grade A cities of the country. The screens aren’t fixed, so we still need to guess. Abilities are not at their optimum level and not at their earlier levels. It will be a double shot in the dark (to take a guess). I am sure it will have a good weekend at the box office.”
In the trailer, Ozzy Bunty and Babli go up against the new generation, and there is a lot of chaos. Roasting the wave of nostalgia, Rani has maintained her bright and eccentric outfits from the first film.