The box office draught that 2017 has brought with it was no issue for Varun Dhawan, whose films seldom fail to impress the audiences. Before Judwaa 2 this year, the actor’s previous film Badrinath Ki Dulhania opposite Alia Bhatt was another super hit bagging a whopping total Rs of 195 crores worldwide. And Judwaa 2 is not shying away either. After setting new records in Dubai (earning Rs 1.73 crores) on the opening day itself, the film is still making a lot of noise going strong into its third week of release.
After earning almost a 100 crore in the first week itself, the film went on to earn another 27 crore in its second week. And with this week keeping a steady collection of Rs 2 crores per day, the film is looking at a strong third week as well. Given the fact that no major release is taking place this week, Judwaa 2 is set to enjoy a third strong run at the box office. The film has earned a domestic total of Rs 125.84 crores this far, and it is only on the up.
Among lead actors who have starred in 4 or more films, Varun happens to be the only actor in the industry to have a 100 percent success. So with a hit ratio of 83 percent and success ratio of an incredible 100 percent, Varun is certainly the up and coming king of Bollywood.
Our in-house critic Smrity Sharma in her review says, “Like the original, Judwaa 2 follows the story of twins who are separated at birth after their father (Sachin Khedekar) gets in the way of smuggler Charles (Zakir Hussain). While one of the twins (Raja) grows up to be a street-smart lad in Mumbai, the other (Prem) grows up to be a soft-spoken, suave musically inclined gentleman in London. The first half of the film is spent in introducing us to the different lives of Raja and Prem. In the most unconvincing twist, Raja lands up in London and we see several scenes of mistaken identity but very few of them are laughter inducing. There are a handful of moments that will remind you of the original Judwaa in a good way, and except these, the film’s first half ends up being a big disappointment”