Box Office: Ayushmann's Badhaai Ho opens well on Dussehra; Arjun's Namaste England off to a dull start
It is Dussehra and film buffs made the most of their holiday at cinema theatres by watching Ayushmann Khurrana’s Badhaai Ho and Arjun Kapoor’s Namaste England, which released on the occasion. As far as business is concerned, Badhaai Ho did exceptionally well on the first day of its release while Namaste England, surprisingly, didn’t impress audiences.
Badhaai Ho, co-starring Sanya Malhotra, Gajraj Rao and Neena Gupta, collected Rs 7.29 crore on its opening day; trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, adding that the film is expected to witness a favourable response at the box office over the weekend.
[caption id="attachment_130772" align="aligncenter" width="886"] A poster of Badhaai Ho.[/caption]
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Directed by Amit Ravindernath Sharma, Badhaai Ho casts Ayushmann as the son of an elderly couple, who discover that they would be turning parents for the third time. The film has been received well by critics also.
Namaste England, on the other hand, released with considerable expectations as it featured Parineeti Chopra opposite Arjun while fans were waiting in anticipation for its release. The film collected Rs 1.50 –Rs 1.75 crore net on its opening day.
[caption id="attachment_128230" align="aligncenter" width="759"] A poster of Namaste England.[/caption]
Directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, Namaste England narrates the journey of Jasmeet and Param, and their love story across Punjab to Dhaka, Paris, Brussels and London.