First Day First Show: Half Girlfriend Off To A Slow Start At The Box-Office, Hindi Medium Fares Better

Arjun Kapoor-Shraddha Kapoor starrer Half Girlfriend has got a lukewarm response but Irrfan Khan starrer comedy Hindi Medium has started on a positive note

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First Day First Show: Half Girlfriend Off To A Slow Start At The Box-Office, Hindi Medium Fares Better

Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Half Girlfriend did not impress the critics and it has got a lukewarm response at the box-office too. On the other hand, Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar starrer Hindi Medium is expected to perform better, thanks to positive reviews and good word-of-mouth publicity.

This morning, despite two releases, the theatres did not see huge crowds.

Both Half Girlfriend and Hindi Medium opened to lacklustre collections at the box-office. Theatres bore the dull look this morning, and the suburban theatres registered only 15-20% occupancy for Half Girlfriend.

Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Half Girlfriend has received bad reviews and even the people exiting the theatre were not impressed. Arjun's Bihari accent did not go down well with the audience and Mohit Suri's direction too was judged as lacking.

Moving on, Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar starrer Hindi Medium may have had lesser number of screens, but showed about 35% occupancy.  More than Irrfan and Sara's acting, the plot of the movie was talked about by the audience. Also Irrfan's witty one-liners kept them hooked.

Trade expert Taran Adarsh predicted the box-office fate of the two films and said:  "Half Girlfriend was disappointing in every manner. I was especially disappointed because Mohit Suri is capable of making great films. If you can't make a better film, at least make sure that the new film is at par with the previous ones. Going on to Hindi Medium, it's a film that completely surprised me. The film is a word-of-mouth film, and it has all the potential to grow on good audience reviews through the coming week.

So now you know how this week's two releases fared, so you can go ahead and make an informed decision about which film to watch and which one to ignore!


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