Valentine’s Day showered love for Imtiaz Ali who made Socha Na Tha, Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar, Highway,Tamasha,Jab Harry Met Sejal as Love Aaj Kal 2 turned out to be one of his highest opening film at the box office.
After giving super hit 2009’s Love Aaj Kal, Imtiaz Ali is back with the sequel which has lot of expectations from the audience. Though the critics and audience have given average reviews to the much awaited Valentine’s Day release as per BookMyShow.com , the youth thronged the theaters to watch the sparkling chemistry between Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan.
The heart-throb of the nation, Kartik Aaryan, probably at the best phase of his career as Love Aaj Kal opened to a good response in the morning shows across India with 25% occupancy. Since the romantic drama released at the right time considering the Valentine’s Day celebration, it picked up towards the evening and night shows at the leading multiplexes in the urban center and posted a healthy total of Rs 12.42 crore on the first day from 2500 screens. With this figure, Love Aaj Kal will be easily become the highest opening day for Kartik Aaryan beating his previous record held by Pati Patni Aur Woh (Rs 9.10 crore). Love Aaj Kal will be also be the second highest opening film of 2020 after Tanhaji (Rs 15.10 crore) , second highest opening film of Imtiaz Ali after Jab Harry Met Sejal (Rs 15.25 crore) and second highest opening film for Sara Ali Khan after Simmba (Rs 20.72 crore)
After scoring super-hits like Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Pyaar Ka Punchanama 2, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Luka Chuppa and Pati Patni Aur Woh. Kartik Aaryan is on the roll with Love Aaj Kal as the collections should go high on Saturday and Sunday.
Love Aaj Kal has also defeated the 2009 original starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, which had opened to positive reviews at Rs 8.02 crore on its first day. Love Aaj Kal is made on a budget of Rs 65 crore (Production Cost: 55 Crore & Prints & Advertising Cost: 10 Crore) and also stars Randeep Hooda and Aarushi Sharma in key roles.
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