After a disappointing Day 1, Vidyut Jammwal’s much hyped Khuda Haafiz: Chapter II – Agni Pariksha failed to make a mark at the box office. Even though collections increased on Saturday, they managed to collect only around Rs 1.75 crore. According to a Box Office India report, the film earned around Rs 1.25 crore on Day 1, taking its total to around Rs 3 crore. The numbers are said to be around the same as what Aditya Roy Kapur’s actioner Rashtra Kavach Om did in its first weekend.
Khuda Haafiz Agnipariksha is a sequel to Vidyut’s 2020 film Khuda Haafiz, which was released directly on Disney+ Hotstar during the pandemic. Both films are directed by Faruk Kabir and star Shivaleeka Oberoi.
Reviews for Khuda Haafiz 2 have not been kind. The Indian Express’ Shubhra Gupta gave it two stars out of five in her review, calling it “Vidyut Jammwal jamboree’.
In recent times, action films have failed to entertain the audience. Be it Kangana Ranaut’s Dhaakad, Rashtra Kavach Om or even Tiger Shroff’s Heropanti 2, all these films were box office hits.
On the other hand, audiences are still turning to Dharm’s family drama JugJugg Jeeyo, which has already crossed Rs 100 crore worldwide. The film stars Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and also marks the comeback of Neetu Kapoor.