Despite negative press and slamming on social media, Actor Shahid Kapoor And Kiara Advani starrer has emerged as a massive block-buster and probably the biggest solo hit of the Shahid’s career. The film is sitting rock solid at 87 crore collection and will hit the 100 crore mark soon.
Remake of Arjun Reddy, hindi version Kabir Singh earned a record breaking 28 crore on the opening day. The box-office success is especially important for the film as it defied several setbacks. There was no hike in ticket prices, which is normal among the bigger releases. It was facing a massive critical backlash, and it was released in a non-holiday window.
Kabir Singh, despite its terrible reviews, has already beaten lifetime earnings of previous Shahid films such as R Rajkumar, Haider, Shaandaar, Kaminey and Batti Gul Meter Chalu.
Shahid’s biggest hit is Padmaavat, although he was overshadowed by Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, but with Kabir Singh, the actor has set the record straight.
Kabir Singh is written and directed by Sandeep Vanga. It is a remake of his own Telugu film Arjun Reddy (2017). The film is jointly produced by Cine1 Studios and T-Series.
The film focuses on the title character, an alcoholic surgeon who goes on a self-destructive path after his girlfriend is forced to marry someone else.
The film was released on 21 June 2019 and received mixed reviews, with criticism directed at it for glamorising misogyny and toxic masculinity.