One of the biggest clash of 2019 has started and it seems Kartik Aaryan, Ananya Panday and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Pati Patni Aur Woh is leading while Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon starrer Panipat opened on a poor note at the box office.
Pati Patni Aur Woh
After giving a solid hit this year with Luka Chuppi, Kartik Aaryan has another reason to smile as Pati Patni Aur Woh opened well in the morning shows across India.
Based on the 1978 B.R Chopra’s classic, Pati Patni Aur Woh had generated curiosity among the audience as it is coming at the right time. The songs have created quite a buzz while the team is travelling places for aggressive promotions. The morning show occupancy of Pati Patni Aur Woh is good opening in the range of 20-25% and is showing that comedy drama is pacing ahead of Luka Chuppi and can touch double digit mark. The audience review is good as per BookMyShow.com. Kartik Aaryan had already had his highest opening film with Luka Chuppi (Rs 8.01 crore) and if the collection of Pati Patni Aur Woh picks up in the evening and night shows, it can become the highest opening film for the handsome actor.
Panipat is a crucial film for three people – Ashutosh Gowarikar who has to prove himself after the disastrous Mohenjodaro at the box office (though he is a brilliant director giving us beautiful films like Lagaan, Swades and Jodha Akbar), Arjun Kapoor who needs to deliver hit after giving flops like Namaste England and India’s Most Wanted and Sanjay Dutt who has not been able to make a successful comeback after forgettable Bhoomi, Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster 3 and Prassthanam.
Based on the third and last battle of Panipat between the Maratha warriors and Afghan King Ahmad Shah Abdali, the Panipat has earned good reviews from critics but the clash with Pati Patni Aur Woh and disappointing songs has hurt its morning show occupancy which is between 8-10% across India. Audience seems to be satisfied with Panipat as per BookMyShow.com