Luka Chuppi, starring Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon, recorded an impressive opening of around Rs 8 crore. This is better than the opening collections of Kartik’s biggest blockbuster Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, which had collected around Rs 6.42 crore on its first day last year.
The film is Laxman Utekar’s directorial debut and received mixed reviews from the critics. HT gave the film a rating of 2.5. While Luka Chuppi became Kartik’s highest opening film, this is the second highest opening for Kriti whose 2015 film Dilwale opened at Rs 21 crore.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh updated the box office figures of the film, calling it a big surprise as it opened higher than earlier blockbusters such as Raazi and Badhaai Ho. He tweeted, “#LukaChuppi has superb Day 1… Springs a big, big surprise… Opens bigger than #Raazi [? 7.53 cr], #Stree [? 6.83 cr] and #BadhaaiHo [? 7.29 cr]… Strong word of mouth should ensure impressive growth on Day 2 and 3… Fri ? 8.01 cr. India biz.”
He also compared the film’s opening with Kartik’s previous films.
Luka Chuppi is the story of a live-in couple staying together under the guise of a marriage. The film is based in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. It also boasts of a few popular re-created numbers such as Coca Cola, Poster Lagwa Do and Tu Laung Main Elaaichi.
The release of the film also clashed with the release of multi-starrer dacoit drama Sonchiriya. The film boasts of a huge star cast including Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Ranvir Shorey, Ashutosh Rana and Manoj Bajpayee. Earlier, film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi had predicted in a HT report that the film will have an edge on Sonchiriya as it enjoys a wider release, even as each of them cater to their own target audiences.
While Luka Chuppi released on more than 2100 screens in India and 407 screens overseas, Sonchiriya released on 720 screens in India and 220 screens abroad.
The report also stated that Total Dhamaal which is now in its second week may also impact the box office performance of the new films. The film is on its way to cross the Rs 100 crore mark.
Birthday Special: Take a look at Top 10 melodious tracks of KK
Krishnakumar Kunnath, famously known as KK, was among the best artists in the country. On May 31, the brilliant vocalist died following a cardiac arrest at his show in Kolkata. He was gifted with a disorderly yet smooth voice that will be recalled by his fans for a long time to come. On the event of his 54th birthday, have a look at his best 10 heartwarming tracks. <3
1. Aankhon Mein Teri Ajab Si.
2. Yaaro Dosti.
3. Tadap Tadap Ke.
4. Tu Aashiqui Hai.
5. Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai.
6. Khuda Jaane.
7. Zara Sa.
8. Dil Kyu Yeh Mera.
9. Hai Junoon.
10. Pyaar Ke Pal.
US woman’s bhangra performance wins hearts. Watch video
A US lady has left netizens stunned with her bhangra dance. The lady is seen killing the bhangra moves in a video shared on Instagram.
In the video, she is seen performing bhangra in her kitchen wearing a T-shirt and yoga pants. She effortlessly performs to the melody “Chidi Blauri”, sung by Mannat Noor and Ammy Virk, from 2018 film Laung Laachi. Happily, she grooves energetically, winning the hearts of netizens.
“Something delayed for now,” Omala, the Instagrammer captioned the post. The video has earned more than 1.2 million hits on Instagram.
One of her social media follower commented, “hell yes, you had the swag and attitude and perfectly done steps to traditional Bhangra! Whoot whoot.” Another client remarked, “What aa dance ????? amazing ?.”
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Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s wedding: Couple’s big day is finally here, the couple is set to tie the knot today
Finally, Ranbir and Alia are to tie the knot today. Ranbir Kapoor’s whole family is excited about it. Yesterday, the Yeh Jawani hai Deewani star held Mehendi and Haldi ceremonies at his Pali Hill residence Vastu. Apart from his family members, several other stars such as Karan Johar, etc were present at the rituals. Neetu Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor have already confirmed with the paparazzi that Alia and Ranbir are tying the knot today i.e 14th April, some reports however suggest that the muhurat of Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt wedding is at 3:30 pm. In a recent interview, Shakti Kapoor said that Rishi Kapoor wanted to see Ranbir-Alia’s wedding with his own eyes and he is glad that Ranbir didn’t delay the wedding anymore.
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