Touted as being a clean comedy with a message and loads of entertainment, Luka Chuppi has surprised all with its big opening at the box office on the first day of its release. The movie, starring actors Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon and directed by Laxman Utekar, has not only done well but surpassed the first-day earnings of movies like Raazi, Stree and Badhaai Ho. Released on March 1, the movie minted Rs 8.01 crore.

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, who had while giving the movie three and a half stars praised the two actors for their performance, tweeted out the numbers and also mentioned that Luka Chuppi is Kartik’s biggest opener.

Luka Chuppi, which has become the fourth highest opening day grosser of 2019, was produced by Dinesh Vijan under the banner of Maddock Films. The movie, which also starred Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurana and Vinay Pathak in key roles, tells the story of a television reporter in Mathura who cohabits with a headstrong woman. Critics have been full of praise for both Kartik and Kriti for their performances.

Kartik, who had made his acting debut in 2011 with Pyaar Ka Punchnama, has starred in a good number of movies, and will next be seen in Pati Patni Aur Woh. Kriti, on the other hand, made her acting debut with the Telugu psychological thriller 1: Nenokkadine. She will be seen next in Kalank, Arjun Patiala, Housefull 4, and Panipat.