Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Kabir Singh’ marches past Rs 270 crore mark!

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Despite having new releases in theatres, Shahid Kapoor starrer ‘Kabir Singh’ has refused to budge down and is maintaining a stronghold at Box Office. The romantic drama, featuring Shahid and Kiara Advani hit the screens almost a month back and is in the fifth week of its release. However, the film continues to rake in moolahs, much to everyone’s surprise.

On Sunday, the movie collected another Rs 2.30 crore taking its total collections to Rs 271.24 crore. Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the latest business collection of the film, writing:

Kabir Singh’ has been written and directed by Sandeep Vanga. It is a remake of his own Telugu blockbuster ‘Arjun Reddy’ which starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in the lead roles. it focuses on the title character, an alcoholic surgeon who goes on a self-destructive path after his girlfriend is forced to marry someone else.

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Among the top five Bollywood grosser of 2019, Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh was the only film that had a traditional Friday release, while others benefited from either an extended weekend or a festival.

Kabir Singh, which stars Shahid and Kiara Advani in the lead roles, was released on June 21 across 3,123 screens in India. It also stars Soham Majumdar, Arjan Bajwa, Suresh Oberoi, Kamini Kaushal and Nikita Dutta in pivotal roles. The film revolves around a hot-headed surgeon who spirals into alcoholism and drug addiction after his girlfriend leaves him.

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While the audience has been flocking to the theatres, critics have unanimously slammed the film for its misogyny and toxic masculinity. The remake of Telugu hit Arjun reddy, Kabir Singh was embroiled in controversies, including its “abusive content” or “glorification of misogyny and masculinity”.

The film is jointly produced by Cine1 Studios and T-Series. It is to be noted that Ranveer Singh was the original choice of Sandeep Reddy to play Kabir Singh. However, things didn’t work out between them and the role was later offered to Shahid Kapoor.