Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan’s film Badrinath Ki Dulhania is benefiting from being the solo release this Holi. Add a much-loved jodi as the lead pair come along with foot-tapping music and a good script, and the makers are laughing all the way to the bank. In fact, the first week box office collection for Badrinath Ki Dulhania has gained Rs 68 crore. And if trade analyst Taran Adarsh is to be trusted then the film in no time will cross the lifetime collection of its previous version, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, which earned about Rs 76.81 crore during its lifetime.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania had become 2017’s highest Monday grosser with Rs 12.08 crore as BO collection. It has beaten Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees (Rs 8.25 crore), Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2 (Rs 7.26 crore) and Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil (Rs 6.04 crore). Film distributor Akshaye Rathi said Badrinath Ki Dulhania has been a win-win situation for not only actors and filmmakers but also for the trade. What makes the film a hit is also the fact that the film is based on a couple who belong to the small town like UP and Rajasthan. Also, the actors have a regional dialect, which makes them relatable to the audience.
Now that the film is entering its second week since release, it would not be wrong to speculate that the film will definitely become one of the films to earn Rs 100 crore at the box office. The fact that it has negligible competition this Friday in Rajkummar Rao’s Trapped and Mustafa Burmawala, Kiara Advani-starrer Machine ensures an extended box office window for the film. So after a week, the film is seen with a decent collection.