December's first big Bollywood release has got off to a staggering start. Kedarnath is a love story set against the backdrop of the Uttarakhand floods of 2013. While the movie stars Sushant Singh in the lead, it is in the news mostly for being young Sara Ali Khan's debut. That, along with the many controversies surrounding the film, has kept Kedarnath, directed by Abhishek Kapoor, in the trends. The big question is, can Sara's debut make a rocking start at the box office? Kedarnath: 8 Ideas Borrowed By Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan's Film From James Cameron's Titanic (SPOILER ALERT).
We are not exactly sure of that! As per an article in BollywoodHungama, Kedarnath has shown an occupancy of about 15% in the morning shows. The collections might pick up in the later shows and expected to grow over the weekend. However, Kedarnath has been getting mixed to negative reviews, with the critics praised it for the performances and visual appeal, while slamming it for the trite plot. Kedarnath Movie Review: The Real-Life Tragedy Takes a Backseat In Sushant Singh Rajput-Sara Ali Khan's Titanic-Inspired Love Story.
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As per consensus from various trade analysts, Kedarnath is likely to collect Rs 5-6 crore on the opening day. The movie is reportedly made on a budget of Rs 60 crore. It is currently facing some very stiff competition from 2.0, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, still doing good business even in its second week. The first weekend is very crucial for Kedarnath, so watch this space for more updates on the movie's box office collections.