Neil Nitin Mukesh has a reason to smile now. Though his recent film Lafangey Parindey was not a stupendous hit, but has at least managed to cover its production costs. For a film that came with limited hype and a director (Pradeep Sarkar) who is not really trusted by many in Btown for good deliveries, Lafangey Parindey has managed to pocket in 17 crores in it's first week. Now this is definitely good money and also the second best ever for Neil after New York which also had star attraction of John Abraham and Katrina Kaif and was of course a much better film.
However, for Neil, what is heartening is to enjoy his first solo success after Jail, Aa Dekhen Zara and Johnny Gaddar. Rest assured, his Lafangey Parindey would cross the combined total of the aforementioned three films, none of which were a theatrical successes. The young actor would still be pining for more. Though Lafangey Parindey still falls way short of the kind of collections that his closest contemporaries like Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan and Shahid Kapoor are enjoying.
For Deepika Padukone, it is a continuation of some good luck after Housefull. Still, this performance oriented film wasn't as critical for her as Neil since she has Break Ke Baad and Khelein Hum Jeen Jaan Se lined up as well.
Yash Raj Films have managed an average success with Lafangey Parindey but in their hearts, they would be expecting something big in future. For the production house which has prided in making landmark cinema with some of the topmost box office records to their name, the last thing they would want is to make films that turn profitable more due to controlled economics (As has happened in case of Lafangey Parindey) rather than appreciation worthy content.