Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh: The Film has EXCELLENT Pre-Release Reports
Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh has done really well in its advance booking ahead of its release this weekend. Could this be his biggest film opener?
Some of Shahid Kapoor’s recent solo starrers have been box office duds. It looks like director Sandeep Vanga’s Kabir Singh, the Hindi remake of Vanga’s Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy is about to turn the tide. The film has extremely encouraging advance-booking reports from all across the country.
Says an unofficial spokesperson of a leading multiplex chain, “I don’t think we’ve seen such ticket sales for a Shahid Kapoor film, except Padmaavat and that did not sell tickets for Shahid Kapoor. His last release as a solo hero Batti Gul Meter Chalu was a box-office disaster. Kabir Singh has very good advance booking collections.”
Trade analyst Girish Johar feels the box office prospects of Kabir Singh are extremely bright. “The music of Kabir Singh has been received quite well. It’s doing rounds of the chart. Kabir Singh being the official remake of a south super hit makes it a very interesting combination for the audiences.”
Girish also feels the Salman starrer Bharat underperforming at the box office could play a hand in the success of Kabir Singh. “With Bharat not proving its mettle fully at the BO eyes are on Kabir Singh. Youth along with Shahid and Kiara fans will be going at the theatres making it a good start at the box office for sure.”
Girish feels the film’s length coupled with its censor certification could be a problem. “The long duration of the film (2 hours 55 minutes) along with an Adults censor certificate will definitely restrict its appeal initially. But if the content passes the audiences’ test, it does have a chance of being Shahid's highest solo opener, till date. WOM (word of mouth) will be the key for it to have a strong weekend at the box office.”
Adds another trade analyst Atul Mohan, “It's likely to be Shahid’s biggest opener as a solo hero. Udta Punjab and Padmaavat opened well. But Shahid had to share the marquee with Diljit Dosanjh and Ranveer Singh, respectively. The buzz for Kabir Singh is good amongst youngsters who form his fan base. The film is a remake of Arjun Reddy which is termed as today's classic and has been one of the highest grossing film in Telugu (130+ cry). And we all know that South remakes have worked well here. Looking forward to see how the film is received here.”