Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani took the nation by storm by fetching one of the biggest starts at the box-office. The start was at par with Love Aaj Kal at several screens, although LAK had more shows than APKGK, since London Dreams has retained some screens, while Jail, the other new release, has also opened quite wide.
The trends were evident on Thursday night itself, when the paid previews of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani were held. The response was fantastic. The early morning shows opened to an overwhelming response and the film was maintaining the tempo during the subsequent shows. The opening is at par with any superstar's film, the various distributors/exhibitors this writer spoke to, echoed in unison.
The youth has taken to Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani in a big way and the first weekend numbers of the film should be incredible. It's easily Ranbir Kapoor's biggest opener to date and catapults him to the 'Prime Club'. Besides, the Ranbir - Katrina jodi seems to be the new flavour of the season. Rajkumar Santoshi too has bounced back with renewed vigour, while Ramesh Taurani, its producer, has yet another Hit to his credit. On the other hand, Jail has been sidelined due to the Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani wave. The film carries favourable reports, so let's hope its numbers shows a jump in the coming days.