Well a blockbuster for Bollywood and Shahid kapoor and for the debutant director Sandeep reddy vanga. Kabir singh emerges into the record books when it comes to the BIGGEST OPENING for the first half of 2019. It has collected the fourth highest numbers and is just marginally below #Kalank and #Kesari which were far bigger films.
On the other hand, Kabir Singh had Shahid Kapoor in the lead whose last solo release Batti Gul Meter Chaluopened at Rs. 6.76 crores. Moreover, the film wasn’t event an event or a holiday arrival, though had a good release at over 3100 screens. Bollywood movie reviewers have thoroughly disliked the “toxic masculinity” of Shahid’s character. “The heroine opens her mouth 50 minutes into the flick. She begs Kabir Singh not to leave her. It is as if she suffers from Stockholm Syndrome,” a critic wrote. The scene where the male lead holds a knife to a woman, demanding her to undress, has been expected panned by critics.
However, the box-office is on the verge of giving the film a thumbs-up. Kabir Singh takes bumper opening at the box office. The film saw 40 to 50 % occupancy in the morning shows. It may further increase in the evening shows. Kabir Singh create a lot buzz since its trailer launched. Kabir Singh collected Rs. 20.21 Crore on day 1 of its release. The movie received mixed review from the critics. However, the word of mouth is very good. If the movie survives in the opening weekend, Shahid Kapoor has a real chance to cross Rs. 100 Crore at the box office.