Roohi Box Office Collection Day 1: Janhvi Kapoor And Rajkummar Rao's Film Gets A Good Start At Rs 3 Crore

Maha Shivratri holiday did contribute a bit towards the film's business on its opening day

Roohi Box Office Collection Day 1: Janhvi Kapoor And Rajkummar Rao's Film Gets A Good Start At Rs 3 Crore

Roohi: Rajkummar and Janhvi in the film. (courtesy taranadarsh)

Highlights

  • Roohi released in cinemas on Thursday
  • The film has been directed by Hardik Mehta
  • The film had a theatrical release
New Delhi:

Horror-comedy Roohi, starring Janhvi Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma in the lead roles, had a good start at the box office. The film, which opened in theatres on Thursday, managed to collect over Rs 3 crore on its opening day. Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh, sharing the film's box office report, wrote on Twitter: "Roohi springs a pleasant surprise on Day 1, despite Covid pandemic." The festive occasion did contribute a bit towards the film's business on its opening day. "Maha Shivratri holiday proves advantageous... National multiplexes contribute maximum (approx Rs 1.89 cr), while tier 2 cities show decent footfalls... Thursday Rs 3.06 crore India biz," tweeted Taran Adarsh.

Read Taran Adarsh's tweet here:

Contrary to its box office success, the film did not open to great reviews from film critics. In his review for NDTV, film critic Saibal Chatterjee gave Roohi 2 stars out of 5 and he wrote: "Roohi is the first Hindi theatrical release in well over a month. The question is does it have the force to pull audiences back to the multiplexes. Unlikely. It certainly isn't the vaccine of hope and delight that filmgoers, starved of big-screen entertainment for a whole year, need at this hour."

Directed by Hardik Mehta, Roohi was earlier titled Roohi Afza. The horror-comedy showcases the story of Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma, two small-town boys, who take up the responsibility to save the brides but get stuck in a forest with Roohi (played by Janhvi Kapoor), what follows are some eerie events.