Neeraj Pandey's directorial, Aiyaary, which stars Sidharth
Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee and Rakul Preet could not set the cash registers
ringing as the film has received a lukewarm response.
Aiyaary has collected only Rs 3-3.5 crore approximately at the ticket windows, as per reports from Box Office India.
Day 2 is going to be crucial for Aiyaary to decide the fate of the film. Sidharth Malhotra and Rakul Preet starrer needs 60-70 % jump in the collections on Day 2 for its survival.
Aiyaary is reportedly, Sidharth Malhotra’s lowest opening till date.
Sidharth Malhotra With Manoj Bajpayee
The film is getting a mixed response from the critics and masses. SpotboyE.com’s Editor Vickey Lalwani gave the film 3 stars. “Pandey keeps going back and forth- which was really not required- and the story keeps going ahead in a linear fashion. Extremely well directed, but Aiyaary somewhat fails on its story telling and screenplay. Why couldn't the story of two army officers- who have fallen out- be told through a simple narrative? So yeah, the movie is a tad confusing in parts. Even Sidharth Malhotra's reasoning with Manoj Bajpayee justifying why he changed colours is not convincing,” he wrote in his review.
Praising Manoj Bajpayee’s performance in the film, he wrote, “He is most underrated actor of today's times and carries the film's entire quota of oxygen. What a brilliant performer he has been, even when he had just a 2-minute scene with Shah Rukh Khan in Veer Zaara. Watch him in his confrontation scene with Malhotra. Watch him in the scene where he apprehends Rakul and subsequently calls up Malhotra. Watch him in all his scenes with his senior, Vikram Gokhale, who consequently get a run for his money.”
Coming back to the collections, let's see if Neeraj Pandey's recent offering picks up through the weekend.