New Delhi: Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan’s first film together, “Zara Hatke Zara Bachke,” made an impressive debut at the box office, raking in nearly ₹22.5 crore net in its opening weekend.

The film, which was released on Friday, started with a collection of ₹5.49 crore and saw a growth of ₹7.20 crore on Saturday. It continued its upward trend on Sunday, earning ₹9.90 crore and bringing its opening weekend total to ₹22.59 crore in the domestic market.

Official poster of Zara Hatke Zara Bachke
Image source: @saraalikhan95/Instagram

Industry experts anticipate a steady performance on Monday, projecting a collection of around ₹3 crores, which would indicate a drop of less than 50% compared to Friday’s earnings.

 If the film manages to exceed the ₹3 crore mark, it would be a positive outcome. The movie capitalized on the sudden release slot, benefiting from the rescheduling of “Jawaan.”

Renowned trade analyst Taran Adarsh expressed optimism about the film’s performance, stating in a tweet, “Zara Hatke Zara Bachke swims to the winning post, goes from strength to strength in weekend 1… National chains are excellent, mass pockets join the party on Day 3. All eyes are on the make-or-break Monday- Friday ₹5.49 crore, Saturday ₹7.20 crore, Sunday ₹9.90 crore. Total: ₹22.59 crore. India biz (business).”

Taran also highlighted the multiplex collecting numbers and emphasized the film’s weekend growth. “Day-wise growth/ declineGrowth on Saturday is 31.15%, and growth on Sunday is 37.50%. Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3: The national chains – 3.35 crore, 4.55 crore, and 5.75 crore in total,” he tweeted.

The “buy one, get one” offer on the film’s tickets also contributed to the box office collection, which remained in effect until Sunday. As a result, “Zara Hatke Zara Bachke” achieved a respectable debut weekend figure. The film faces competition from Adah Sharma’s “The Kerala Story,” which is performing well in theatres, and “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.”

Audiences have responded positively to Vicky and Sara’s on-screen chemistry in the film. The movie’s songs have also found good responses from the audience.

Set in the small town of Indore, “Zara Hatke Zara Bachke” follows the story of two college lovers, Kapil (played by Vicky Kaushal) and Saumya (played by Sara Ali Khan), who are deeply in love.

Both Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan delivered commendable performances in this family comedy. The pair effortlessly portrayed the roles of a small-town couple, effectively conveying their cheerful emotions on screen. 

The supporting cast includes Neeraj Sood and Kanupirya Pandit as mama and mami, Inaamulhaq, Rakesh Bedi as Saumya’s father, Harcharan Chawla, and Akash Khurana as Kapil’s father. Sushmita Mukherjee and Sharib Hashmi also play pivotal roles in the movie.

Amid the film’s successful box office run, Sara Ali Khan and Vicky Kaushal took the opportunity to visit a theatre in Delhi.

Vicky Kaushal shared a video on his Instagram handle, showing both actors arriving at the venue. Sara looked stunning in a white sharara set, while Vicky appeared dapper in a black tee layered with a black and white jacket.

The duo greeted the audience, waved at them, and entered the auditorium to share their excitement with their fans. They even interacted with the audience, asking them about their thoughts on the film. The entire theatre erupted in cheers, expressing their love for “Zara Hatke Zara Bachke.”

Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan in a promotional event for their film
Image source: vickykaushal09/Instagram

Looking ahead, Vicky Kaushal has an ambitious project lined up with director Meghna Gulzar. He will be playing the titular role in the film “Sam Bahadur,” which also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra.

On the other hand, Sara Ali Khan has “Murder Mubarak” alongside Karisma Kapoor in her upcoming projects. She also has “Ae Watan Mere Watan” and several other exciting ventures in the pipeline.

Bishnu is currently pursuing Post graduate diploma in English Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi. He can write or articulate informative and creative content on various issues and is interested in politics, food, socio-economic issues, history, gender studies, and peace and conflict studies.

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