Mr & Mrs Mahi Box Office Collection Day 1: Janhvi Kapoor-Rajkummar Rao's Film's Pitch-Perfect Start

Mr & Mrs Mahi features Rajkummar Rao as Mahendra and Janhvi Kapoor in the role of Mahima

Mr & Mrs Mahi Box Office Collection Day 1: Janhvi Kapoor-Rajkummar Rao's Film's Pitch-Perfect Start

A still from Mr & Mrs Mahi. (courtesy: dharmamovies)

New Delhi:

Released this Friday, Mr & Mrs Mahi managed to score impressive numbers at the box office. On its opening day, the sports-drama, headlined by Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor, minted Rs 7 crore, according to a Sacnilk report. Directed by Sharan Sharma, the movie narrates the story of Mahima, a doctor who marries a failed but talented cricketer, Mahendra. Over time, Mahendra realises that his wife is a gifted cricketer and decides to train her to become a professional. The film also features Zarina Wahab, Rajesh Sharma and Kumud Mishra in important roles. Mr & Mrs Mahi has been jointly produced by Zee Studios and Dharma Productions.

A day ahead of Mr & Mrs Mahi's release, Jahvi Kapoor shared a BTS video from the sets on Instagram. In the clip, the actress is dressed as her character. As the cameraman approaches her, Janhvi can be heard saying, “Kya hai? [What?]”, “Ho gya na? [It is done, right?”, “Aaj ke liye itna hi footage milega [That's all the footage you'll get for today.]” She makes hand gestures signalling the cameraman to stop filming. Soon after, a cheerful Janhvi asks if she can share a “secret.” Janhvi's mood changes and she asks, “I wanna know what you are capturing?” and “kitna close up lega? [How much of a close-up shot are you going to take?]” Towards the end, Janhvi talks about a self-written poem that she does not wish to be recorded.

“I was clearly losing my mind on set on most days….#MrandMrsMahi out tomorrow book your tickets now!” read the text attached to the post.

In an NDTV review, film critic Saibal Chatterjee gave Mr & Mrs Mahi 2 out of 5 stars. He wrote, “The lead actors do their bit to keep us invested in the narrative and the emotions of the two principal characters. Rajkummar Rao, always on an even turf, delivers Mahendra's recriminations, some directed at his father, others at his wife, with conviction even when the lines that the character speaks are riddled with self-pity.”

“Janhvi Kapoor's Mahima does a good job of swaying between indecisive and assertive. She wields the willow like a plucky pro all right, but the marital pulls and pressures that she has to deal with lessen the female power that she is supposed to represent,” the review added.

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