The Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Sharvari Wagh and Pankaj Tripathi starrer Bunty Aur Babli 2 opened below expectation at the box office across India.
The sequel, Bunty Aur Babli 2 which is directed by Varun V Sharma, has the lovable jodi of Rani Mukerji and Saif Ali Khan along with Siddhant Chaturvedi, Sharvari Wagh and Pankaj Tripathi. Bunty Aur Babli 2 has the old con-couple Bunty Babli, played by Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji battle it out with the new con-couple, Siddhant Chaturvedi and big-screen debutant Sharvari, for supremacy. After the success of Sooryavanshi , Bollywood had hopes considering the talented star cast of Rani Mukerji, Saif Ali Khan and Pankaj Tripathi along with being the sequel to a hit franchise backed by high production values. However, unlike Bunty Aur Babli which had mind-blowing music composed by the dynamic Shankar-Eshaan-Loy and beautiful lyrics written by Gulzar, the sequel is devoid of any hit songs or that quirkiness which made Bunty Aur Babli a smash hit in 2006.
Considering the above aspect and current COVID-19 situation, Bunty Aur Babli 2 received mixed reviews from the critics and audience which led the comedy drama open on a slow with 10 % occupancy in the morning shows. As the day progressed, the occupancy rate showed minimal growth and by the end of the day, the YRF produced film could collect somewhere between Rs 2.80-2.90 crore, making it the third highest opening film of 2021 after Sooryvanshi (Rs 26.29 crore), Roohi (Rs 2.90 crore) and can cross Mumbai Saga (Rs 2.80 crore) and Bell Bottom (Rs 2.75 crore)
The comedy drama has been released in 1800 screens across India and 800 screens in the overseas market. The budget of the sequel is Rs 30 crore and needs a solid push on Saturday and Sunday to post a good weekend.