Amid all the anticipation, yesterday (February 21, 2020), Ayushmann Khurrana's Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and Vicky Kaushal's Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship hit the theatres. And we are here with the expected box office collection reports of both the films.
According to sub-distributor Rahul Verma, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan would have earned approximately Rs 9 crores, while Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship would have raked in approximately Rs 4.5 crores. (We will update the official collection soon.)
On a related note, both films have received mixed response from the critics. But comparatively, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is expected to do better at the box office than Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship in the longer run owing to its lead casts and comedy genre.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh showered praises on SMZS and gave a rating of three and half stars. He wrote, "#ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan: BOLD. Rating: ***½. Brave. Gutsy. Fearless. Dares to address Homophobia... Fun, humour, emotions, #SMZS has it all... Kudos Mr Content #AyushmannKhurrana for a courageous decision, #JitendraKumar, #Gajraj, #Neena excel. #SMZSReview."
However, he was left all disappointed after watching Vicky Kaushal's Bhoot. The trade analyst gave it one and half stars and wrote, "#Bhoot: DULL. Fails to live up to its title... Weak writing... Lethargic pace... Few scares... Exhausting second half... Unconvincing backstory... #VickyKaushal is the only plus here. #BhootReview."
Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship marks the directorial début of Bhanu Pratap Singh, whereas, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is directed by Hitesh Kewalya.
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