The much-awaited Shahid Kapoor starrer has hit screens and fans were ecstatic. Kabir Singh is the official remake of the 2017 Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy in which Shahid Kapoor essays the role of the leading man, a surgeon who becomes self-destructive after his girlfriend, Preeti (Kiara Advani) is forced to marry another man. Writer-Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga brings to our screens an intense love story that starts when Kabir Singh falls in love at first sight with his junior. Kabir is portrayed as a popular student who is academically strong but has anger management issues.
Of the film, Shahid Kapoor said, "I don't usually do remakes. Kabir Singh is the first remake of my career. We see films through box office number, like this film earned a lot toh remake karlo. But for Kabir Singh, I heard that people loved it a lot. Many people came and told me that they were really affected by the film, it was one of their favourite films and when I saw it, I felt the same."
He added, ”I connected to the character, I connected to the film. It stayed with me. The reason I did Kabir Singh was that I strongly connected with it. Also, since the Telugu audience loved this film, I got a chance to bring this film to the national audience, so it is a good opportunity for me.”
After its first day at the box office, fans went into frenzy taking to social media to express their views on the film. “#KabirSingh is already the best bollywood movie of 2019 no doubts about that. @shahidkapoor nailed it with his performance,” one user said.
Another took to Twitter and said “#KabirSingh is a must watch movie!!! @shahidkapoor 's best performance so far. Mind blowing.Aur @Advani_Kiara kya baath hai. An absolutely trippy film. The audience is going to go mad. The background score just compliments everything. Superb Direction by Sandeep Reddy Vanga.”
Here are a few more reactions following the film’s release:
Breaking news 1st review will out with in an hour nd believe me @shahidkapoor is going to create KABIR-MANIA in the heart of indian audience rule like a prince nd act like a Boss Confirmed SUPER HIT every chance of BLOCKBUSTER get ready for Shahidmania thanks #KabirSingh— @naveena61077560 (@naveena61077561) June 20, 2019
There are very few movies which has perfect story, perfect direction and mostly importantly powerful performances. This movie will remain one of the best of @shahidkapoor n @Advani_Kiara . And kudos to shahid Kapoor bro #KabirSingh . from me— Pranav12 (@Moviecritics3) June 20, 2019
Only @shahidkapoor This man can could've done This character #KabirSingh and his acting OMG Kaminey, Haider, Jab we Met, Udta Punjab and Now Another Gem in a Crown— Gaurav Kumar (@garry37675) June 20, 2019
No stars can justify his work. Great job
Movies like #KabirSingh and Udta Punjab showcase the versatility of @shahidkapoor.— Meenu Gupta (@meenu_gupta01) June 20, 2019
He plays all his characters with such ease and perfection. It is great to see him flourish and come back with such amazing projects.