The previous Friday release ‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’ which has Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan in the lead roles witness an average opening. While the ‘Pyaar Ke Side Effects’ sequel managed to garner good reviews from the critics and a few sections of the audience, the romantic comedy failed to get a rock-solid start on its opening day and managed to collect only a only a little over Rs 5 crore. However, Saket Chaudhary’s latest offering fared well on the weekend. Film critic and trade Analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “After a decent start on Friday, Shaadi Ke Side Effects witnesses big jump in biz on Saturday. Shaadi Ke Side Effects Fri 5.70 cr, Sat 7.55 cr, Sun 8.01 cr. Total: 21.26 cr nett. India biz only. Very good growth over weekend.”. What’s surprising is that, the movie is doing very well overseas too. “In UK and Australia too, Shaadi Ke Side Effects grows 35% to 40% on Saturday. USA-Canada starts on a solid note!” posted Adarsh.
According to Boxofficeindia, “Shaadi Ke Side Effects did well over its first weekend as it collected around Rs 21 crore nett in its first weekend as per early estimates. This was despite the business of the film being affected by the cricket matches on Friday and Sunday. The matches involving India probably hit the film for Rs 1 crore nett on Friday and a similar amount on Sunday.”
We think that, though the movie is doing well, it may find it tough to sustain the momentum in the coming days as three big films will hit the screens this Friday – Kangana Ranaut’s Queen, Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Juhi Chawla much-talked about Gulaab Gang and Ali Zafar-Yami Gautam’s Total Siyappa.