Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi's 'Do Aur Do Pyaar' Earns ₹50 Lakh on Opening Day

'Do Aur Do Pyaar', a romantic comedy starring Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi, struggles at the box office despite positive reviews, highlighting challenges faced by smaller films in the post-pandemic era.

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Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi's 'Do Aur Do Pyaar' Earns ₹50 Lakh on Opening Day

Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi's 'Do Aur Do Pyaar' Earns ₹50 Lakh on Opening Day

The romantic comedy film 'Do Aur Do Pyaar', starring Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi, earned an estimated ₹50 lakh on its first day at the Indian box office. The film, directed by debutante filmmaker Shirsha Guha Thakurta, was released in theaters on April 19, 2024.

'Do Aur Do Pyaar' had a limited release and witnessed a poor overall occupancy of 9.10% on Friday, with the highest occupancy recorded in Chennai at 28%. The film's release coincided with Cinema Lovers Day, where many theaters offered a buy one get one offer on tickets. Despite receiving positive reviews from critics, the film struggled to draw audiences, especially in Delhi and NCR where the occupancy was just 7%.

On the second day, the film saw growth and earned around ₹85 lakh, taking the overall earnings to approximately ₹1.4 crore. The film, which also features Ileana D'Cruz and Sendhil Ramamurthy, explores the complexities of marriage and infidelity. "The film examines the lives of a married couple, Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi, who are engaged in extramarital affairs, and the events that unfold around a family funeral," according to a review.

Why this matters: 'Do Aur Do Pyaar' marks Vidya Balan's first theatrical release since her 2023 film 'Neeyat', which also struggled at the ticket window. For Pratik Gandhi, it is his second Hindi theatrical release following 'Madgaon Express'. The film's performance highlights the challenges faced by smaller, content-driven films in the post-pandemic theatrical landscape.

The film had to compete with last week's releases like 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan' and 'Maidaan'. Produced by Applause Entertainment and Ellipsis Entertainment Production, 'Do Aur Do Pyaar' revolves around a 'cheating' married couple falling in love with each other again after an extramarital affair. The performances of Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi have been appreciated by critics, with the film being described as a "mature and somewhat bold tale that expresses and explores the rawness of relationships, keeping the humour element at the core."

Key Takeaways

  • Film 'Do Aur Do Pyaar' earned ₹50 lakh on its first day at the box office.
  • Film had a limited release with poor overall occupancy of 9.10% on the first day.
  • Film earned around ₹85 lakh on the second day, taking the overall earnings to ₹1.4 crore.
  • Film marks Vidya Balan's first theatrical release since 'Neeyat' and Pratik Gandhi's second Hindi release.
  • Film's performance highlights challenges faced by smaller, content-driven films in the post-pandemic era.