Varun Dhawan’s Judwaa 2 is inching towards the 100-crore mark at the box office. The film, which released last Friday, has so far made Rs. 98.08 crore, reports trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Judwaa 2 is a remake of Salman Khan’s blockbuster film Judwaa (1997) and stars Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez opposite Varun. On the opening day, Judwaa 2, earned Rs. 16.10 crore and in the first weekend, the collections went over Rs. 43 crore. Taran Adarsh reports that the second week would be ‘crucial’ for the film. « Week 2 will decide if it can emerge the HIGHEST GROSSER of 2017, after #Baahubali2… Hindi films…, » he tweeted. Here’s Judwaa 2 box office score.
In his review for NDTV, film critic Raja Sen gave Judwaa 2 1.5 stars. « I like young Dhawan. I enjoy his work in movies as disparate as Badlapur and Badrinath Ki Dulhania, but in Judwaa 2 he isn’t allowed to do his own thing. Instead, he’s trying to match a marvellously inane Salman Khan performance. Varun Dhawan curbs his natural spontaneity to try and ape Salman Khan, » he wrote.
The film starts off with the age-old formula of twin children being separated at birth after their father (Sachin Khedekar) exposes a kingpin and his nefarious racket. The two children grow up to become Raja and Prem (both Varun Dhawan). While Raja grows up in the streets of Mumbai and becomes a street-smart guy, Prem is a music student who grows up in the comfortably luxurious life in London with his parents, who are not aware about the existence of Raja in India. Just as when Raja and his sidekick (Rajpal Yadav) are living their life to the fullest under the divine protection of Lord Ganpati Bappa, situations take a U-turn which forces Raja and his sidekick to go to London.
It is here where Raja and Prem meet the love of their lives in the form of Alishka (Jacqueline Fernandez) and Samaara (Taapsee Pannu) respectively. What happens after that, are a series of mistaken identities, a comedy of errors and oodles of topsy-turvy situations. What happens when Raja and Prem meet each other, do Prem’s parents ever get to know about the existence of their second child Raja and what happens to the respective love lives of Raja and Prem is what forms the rest of the film.
This year, Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is the only Hindi film to have made over Rs. 100 crore at the box office.
This Friday’s major release is Saif Ali Khan’s Chef while TV actor Barun Sobti’s Tu Hai Mera Sunday also hit the screens today. Will Varun’s Judwaa 2 box office score be hit by these films? The answer lies on Saturday’s collections.
Judwaa 2 is Varun Dhawan’s second release of the year after Badrinath Ki Dulhania which was also a hit at the box office.