Marjaavaan Box Office Collection Day 2: Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh Starrer Earns INR 14 Crore
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Marjaavaan Box Office Collection Day 2: Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh Starrer Earns INR 14 Crore

Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh starrer Marjaavan released on Friday, 15th November. Check out the film’s box office report below.

Marjaavaan, helmed by Milap Milan Zaveri, has earned a total of INR 14.02 crore over the first two days of its release. The revenge drama, starring Sidharth Malhotra, Ritesih Deshmukh and Tara Sutaria, had a decent opening, earning around INR 7.03 crore on Friday, 15th November. Despite a plethora of negative reviews, the film earned between INR 6.50-7 crore on Saturday, as per a report on Box Office India. The film’s release clashed with Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Motichoor Chaknachoor, which is also doing decent business at the box office, along with Ayushmann Khurrana’s hit comedy Bala, which was released last week.

Marjaavaan Box Office Collection Day 2: Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh Starrer Earns INR 14 Crore

Marjaavaan was made with an approximate budget of INR 70 crore. In the film, Sidharth plays a street thug Raghu, Tara plays a mute girl and Sidharth’s love interest Zoya, and Riteish portrays a vertically challenged antagonist Vishnu. Sidharth and Riteish have previously worked together in Mohit Suri’s 2014 action thriller Ek Villain, which was liked by the audience and emerged as a commercial success.

Marjaavaan’s post-weekend business will determine its fate at the box office. The film has been criticised for being full of clichés. Amica Sachin wrote in the Khaleej Times, “Bullets are fired without impunity. Dead bodies pile up and there are more villains than you can count.” Film critic Rajeev Masand wrote in his review for News18 that “the stench of creative bankruptcy” was hard to miss while watching Marjaavaan. He also wrote, “Marjaavaan is a lazy, cynical, cash-grab exercise disguised to look like a movie. It feels like it was made not from a script but from a checklist of Hindi film clichés and tropes from the 80s and 90s. Milap is credited as the writer and director of the film, but there’s little evidence of whatever writing or directing that’s supposedly gone into it.”

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