Belying all expectations, this Hindi remake of the Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy has become one of the biggest openers at the Hindi box-office in 2019.
Kishan Damani, the film’s distributor for Bihar claims Kabir Singh is quite the hit with youngsters. “The movie has taken the box-office by storm. It is a hit not only in the multiplexes but also in the single theatres,” says Damani. In fact, Damani, who expects the weekend collections to cross Rs 60 crores, goes on to predict that Kabir Singh will be the biggest hit of Shahid Kapoor’s career, as well as one of the top three grossers of 2019.
“Honestly, I was expecting a good start but surely not this kind of a huge start. I don’t think anyone was. The film’s trending at an insane level already, and if it continues its wave in the evening and night shows, jaws are going to drop real wide in the coming days,” shares Girish Johar, a trade analyst.
Girish’s surprise is well-placed given Kabir Singh comes on a no-holiday weekend. “With no upcoming holidays, there was no hike in ticket prices. Added to the well-controlled ticket prices, superb music and good cast, audiences simply grabbed it. Had the duration of the film(2 hours 55 minutes) been a little shorter, the responses would’ve been even better,” Girish adds....