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Box Office Roundup: ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ Has 2nd Highest Opening Post Pandemic; ‘Dhaakad’ Fails To Make a Mark

Kartik Aaryan-starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 performed well on its opening day, earning around Rs 14 crores and securing the second-highest opening post the pandemic for a Hindi film.


However, the Kangana Ranaut film Dhaakad, did not see a lot of footfall and managed to earn only around Rs 50 lakhs.

It was reported that Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 performed the best across the Hindi belts, as well as Rajasthan and Gujarat. However, the footfall in the south and eastern regions, except West Bengal, are comparatively lower, but still as expected.

Aside from being the second-highest Hindi opener post the pandemic, the film has also become the highest opening for Aaryan that beat Love Aaj Kal, which was Rs 11.50 crore. If taken into consideration alongside the Hindi versions of KGF: Chapter 2 and RRRBhool Bhulaiyaa 2 will be counted as the fourth-highest opener at the box office, since the onset of the pandemic. This comes in as a relief to the Hindi film industry, which was struggling to create an impact at the box office.

Directed by Anees Bazmee, the horror comedy also stars Kiara AdvaniTabuRajpal Yadav, and Sanjay Mishra in pivotal roles. It is a sequel to the 2007 Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan-starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa, which was helmed by Priyadarshan.


As for Dhaakad, it was reported that the film was a disaster on its opening day and collected less than a crore. Even if it performs better during the weekend, it is doubtful that the film will be a competition to the Aaryan-starrer. Talking to Silverscreen India, film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi says, “These two films really compliment each other at the box office because one of them is a true-blue family entertainer, and the other one, in my opinion, is a mass entertainer. So, I really think both the films can co-exist as they appeal to different audiences and will perform well.”

Directed by Razneesh Ghai, this action thriller is led by Ranaut, and is said to be Hindi cinema’s first action-packed spy thriller, headlined by a female actor. It also stars Arjun RampalDhaakad is produced by Deepak Mukut and Sohel Maklai and co-produced by Hunar Mukut.

As for the other Hindi film at the box office, Jayeshbhai Jordaar, it is unlikely that the film will last another week, considering the low numbers of audiences, which has urged theatre owners to reduce the number of shows.