After grossing Rs 12.13 crore on its first day, the film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s bestselling novel of the same name witnessed a great response over the weekend as well
Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor’s first film together has turned out to a blockbuster. First time director Abhishek Varman’s 2 States which released on Friday has literally created hungama at the box office. Frankly speaking, we aren’t surprised coz the film did look promising courtesy the very talented Ms Bhatt and the Kapoor lad. Not to forget their onscreen sizzling chemistry which grabbed eyeballs ever since the first trailer of 2 States was released. We are sure both Alia and her onscreen lover must be happy with the response that their film has garnered. After all, Dharma Productions latest venture has raked in Rs 38.06 crore in its first weekend itself. Highly impressive, hai na? Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “2 States has a FANTABULOUS weekend. Fri Rs 12.42 cr, Sat 12.13 cr, Sun 13.51 cr. Total: 38.06 cr nett. SUPER HIT.”
According to Boxofficeindia, “2 States had an excellent weekend grossing around 37 crore nett and showing healthy trending over the weekend. The film has done extremely well in the urban centers but mass circuits are also good as multiplexes. The opening is the second biggest ever for a non star cast film with Grand Masti (2013) ahead of it and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), Student Of The Year (2012) and Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) are in third, fourth and fifth places respectively. Looking at the weekend trend the film should hold and is the biggest hit of 2014 and could even emerge a Super Hit in the long run.”
Now this certainly calls for a party, right? Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala who have collaborated for the first time with 2 States must be on cloud nine wethinks and why shouldn’t they? But a certain Chetan Bhagat seems to have gotten carried away with all the attention and buzz that 2 States has managed to create. We say so coz the talented writer posted on Twitter, “2 States opening wknd ~Rs40cr, similar to 3 Idiots opening wknd! Only this time, with debut director, upcoming actors! Miracles do happen.”
We agree with the later part but Bhagat should have checked the box office figures before putting it up on the social networking site, no? Could be an honest mistake out of excitement, we totally understand, but it’s always better to state the correct figures then regret later, right Bollywoodlifers?