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Box Office Roundup: Golmaal Again Reaches Rs 200 Crore-Club, New Releases Show A Slow Start

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Unlike the last few weeks, this week marked far too many releases to choose from and of varying genres. There was something for everybody – a thriller, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, melodrama, and a political drama with Nayanthara emerging as quite the superstar of South Indian cinema.

Here’s a look at the box office performance:

Qarib Qarib Singlle (Hindi)

Tanuja Chandra’s fun film on two unlikely characters falling in love has been getting terrific reviews from most places. The film’s opening day generated Rs 1.75 crores in India. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh reports that there was significant growth in the weekend owing to positive reviews and word-of-mouth.

The film stars Malayalam actress Parvathy and Irrfan Khan as two thirty-somethings who fall in love, having met via  a dating app.

Read: Silverscreen’s Review Of Qarib Qarib Singlle

Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana (Hindi)

Ratnaa Sinha’s film on women empowerment, career-choices and love was mostly subjected to mixed responses. Some liked it, some didn’t, overall, the film garnered a lukewarm response. The film’s box-office performance witnessed Rs 1.62 crores all over India on its opening day.

On the second day, the romantic-comedy-drama earned Rs 2.58 crore, making the total collection Rs 4.22 crore. It is expected to earn Rs 6 crore by the first weekend. The film has opened amidst competitions from Tanuja Chandra’s Qarib Qarib Singlle.

Starring Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Kharbanda, and others, the film is about how a woman chooses to walk out of her wedding for her career, which later jeopardises her relationship.

Read: Silverscreen’s Review Of Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana

Aramm (Tamil)

Aramm, a political drama, has Nayanthara playing the righteous collector in this film that revolves around water crisis in a remote village. Nayanthara, as the collector, tries to fight for the people, and against a corrupt government, which incidentally, she is a part of.

According to Box Office India, Gopi Nainar’s film has earned a total of Rs 1.01 crore in Chennai alone. The film opened to Rs 29 lakhs in the city.

The film is currently ranked number 1 at the box office in Chennai, followed by Milind Rau’s Aval.

Read: Silverscreen’s Review Of Aramm

Ippadai Vellum (Tamil)

Gaurav Narayanan’s Ippadai Vellum, starring Udhayanidhi Stalin and Manjima Mohan have romance, action, comedy all rolled into one, along with a voiceover by Vijay Sethupathi. The film also stars Raadhika, Soori, and Daniel Balaji, with music by D Imman. Lyca Productions, who is also presenting Rajinikanth’s 2.0, bankrolls this action-comedy.

While the official numbers aren’t out yet, the film has been ranked number four at the Tamil Nadu box office. The film has mostly been subjected to mixed reviews with lesser occupancy compared to its other film counterparts.

Read: Silverscreen’s Review Of Ippadai Vellum

Nenjil Thunivirunthal (Tamil)

Starring Sundeep Kishan in the lead, the film also stars Harish Uthaman and Mehreen Pirzada. Said to be a social drama, the film marks Suseenthiran’s 10th as a director. D Imman is the music composer while Kasi Viswanathan takes care of the editing.

The film currently ranks number five at the Tamil Nadu box office. The official numbers are not out yet.

Read: Silverscreen’s Review Of Nenjil Thunivirunthal

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Golmaal Again, the fourth installment of the Golmaal series by Rohit Shetty, entered the Rs 200 crore club on Sunday. The film has also $7 million overseas, having earned around Rs 46.09 crores in total.

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