It looks like Akshay Kumar Bachchhan Paandey managed to survive the storm of Kashmir files at the box office. The film had a two-digit number at the box office. On Friday, the film earned Rs 13.25 million. Kashmir Files meanwhile the eighth day of release earned over Rs 19 million.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh said Bachchhan Pandey won the second best start of the “pandemic era,” after another Akshay film, Sooryavanshi, which earned about twice as much. He shared a collection of film box offices and wrote on Twitter: “#BachchhanPaandey surprises, reaches double-digit numbers on day 1, despite [i] #TKF wave, [ii] limited presentation and [iii] afternoon screening due to the #Holi festivities … #Bombay, #Gujarat, meat pockets lead … Biz should grow on the 2nd and 3rd day … Fri ₹ 13.25 kr. #Indian business. ”
He added: „TOP 4 * DAY 1 * – PANDEMIC TIMES… 1. #Sooryavanshi: ₹ 26.29 kr [#Diwali] 2. #BachchhanPaandey: 13.25 ₹ [#Holi; shows from post-noon] 3. # 83TheFilm: ₹ 12.64 kr [#Christmas] 4. #GangubaiKathiawadi: ₹ 10.50 kr [non-holiday release] # Hindu movies. Pure BOC. #Indian business. ”
TOP 4 * DAY 1 * – PANDEMIC TIMES…
1. #Sooryavanshi: 26.29 ₹ [#Diwali]
2. #BachchhanPaandey: 13.25 ₹ [#Holi; shows from post-noon]
3. # 83Film: 12,64 ₹ [#Christmas]
4. #GangubaiKathiawadi: 10,50 ₹ [non-holiday release]#Hindi movies. Pure BOC. #India biz. pic.twitter.com/yu0dywlqKv
– taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 19, 2022
It remains to be seen whether Bachchhan Paandey can survive the competition from The Kashmir Files and just a week later from the RRR. Earlier, film producer and business analyst Girish Johar told indianexpress.com that since this is a long holiday weekend, the action comedy will have an audience of crowded cinemas. “Akshay Kumar is a great attraction at the box office. The film is also a tough commercial entertainer, “said Johar.
Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film one star. In her review, she wrote: “Nothing in this Akshay Kumar-Kriti Sanon film reaches the level of merriment and inspired madness of the original Jigarthand.
Led by Farhad Samji, Bachchhan Paandey also plays Jacqueline Fernandez, Kriti Sanon and Arshad Warsi.