Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma starrer Sui Dhaaga has recorded ₹8.30 Cr nett on Friday. The film had a good start at the box-office despite the big Asia Cup Final match between India and Bangladesh. This YRF family entertainer is riding on decent reviews from critics and a positive word-of-mouth from audiences. Sui Dhaaga is hopeful of seeing a big jump over the weekend.

Trade expert Taran Adarsh took to social media to announce the figures. He wrote, "#SuiDhaaga has an encouraging Day 1... Had an ordinary start in the morning shows, but gathered momentum as the day progressed... Film lost out on a big chunk of biz due to #AsiaCup2018 finals, but should recover lost ground on Day 2... Fri ₹ 8.30 cr [2500 screens]. India biz (sic)." Editor Vickey Lalwani gave the movie three stars. In his review he writes, "I begin with Varun Dhawan, the boy has put in a very intense performance. He is so lovable, that you will definitely identify with his character if you have struggled in your early days (which I did). I quite like him more when he sports a moustache, do you? As for Anushka Sharma, I could not believe my eyes. She is so good. Marvellous is the word, hardly any dialogues and lots of  expressions- isn't that what real acting is all about? An extra inch for Anushka? Hmmm... nope, it's a tie between Varun and her. In far less than its run of 122 minutes, the endearing Sui Dhaaga drives home the message that love is not about holding hands, necking, kissing and having sex. Sui Dhaaga teaches you that your parents may not be on the same page with you, but you should not neglect them. Sui Dhaaga tells you that never work in an organisation that humiliates you. Sui Dhaaga conveys that you have an inner talent and don't listen to your head and stagnate on the same career path if your heart flutters otherwise."

At the same time, Vishal Bhardwaj's Pataakha opened up to ₹90 Lakhs on its Day 1. The film has had a not so great start and will have to show a significant jump on Saturday and Sunday in order to stand at a decent weekend figure.

Trade expert Taran Adarsh took to social media to announce the figures. He wrote, "#Pataakha Fri ₹ 90 lakhs [875 screens]. India biz... Had a lukewarm start at the start of Day 1 and should grow over the weekend... However, the growth has to be multi-fold since the starting point has been extremely low (sic)." Editor Vickey Lalwani gave the film two and a half stars. In his review he writes, "Jhagdalu sisters (Sanya Malhotra playing to the gallery) and Vijay Raaz's (drawing empathy) put their best forward in screen times, which they may find hard to get soon again. But why are they fighting? Hardly for a reason. At some point in the film, it is explained that it’s just like the enemity between Bharat and Pakistan, uff! And the ladies continue to fight, so much so that one of them almost lifts her top and says 'mere kabutar'. Hats off to Vijay Raaz's consistency, the man is at it again. And Sunil Grover is superb! More praise for Sanya and Radhika, it wasn't an easy film to shoot- outdoors, rural areas, kicks, punches, deglam look and lots more than the easy conventional stuff."

Image Source: instagram/yrf/vbfilms

They say the best things in life are free! India’s favourite music channels 9XM, 9X Jalwa, 9X Jhakaas, 9X Tashan, 9XO are available Free-To-Air.  Make a request for these channels from your Cable, DTH or HITS operator.
  • Trending
  • Photos
  • Quickies