De De Pyaar De starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh has crossed Rs 75 crore in its second weekend. Though the film is not strong in mass circuits, it has managed to mint Rs 75.09 crore. However, it won't be able to cross 100 crore mark as Salman Khan starrer Bharat will hit the screens on June 5. While in week one, the film made Rs 61.05 crore, in second week, Akiv Ali directorial minted Rs 14.04 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to put latest numbers. ''#DeDePyaarDe crosses ₹ 75 cr... Does pretty well in Weekend 2... Enjoys steady run at metros and Tier-2 cities... Not strong in mass circuits... [Week 2] Fri 3.58 cr, Sat 4.78 cr, Sun 5.68 cr. Total: ₹ 75.09 cr. India biz. #DDPD,'' he wrote.
#DeDePyaarDe crosses ₹ 75 cr... Does pretty well in Weekend 2... Enjoys steady run at metros and Tier-2 cities... Not strong in mass circuits... [Week 2] Fri 3.58 cr, Sat 4.78 cr, Sun 5.68 cr. Total: ₹ 75.09 cr. India biz. #DDPD— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 27, 2019
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 27, 2019
De De Pyaar De earlier courted controversy for casting Alok Nath, accused of rape during India’s #MeToo movement. After much buzz, Ajay Devgn issued a statement clarifying his stance. “Everyone is aware that film-making is a collaborative process. The decision to replace Nath could never have been mine alone. In this case, I would have to go with the joint-decision of the entire unit. Not to forget, I could not have brought the entire combination of actors back or put up sets again for a 40-day re-shoot because this would mean doubling the budget, which again wasn’t my call to make. It would have to be the call of the makers. Had circumstances played out even slightly differently, I would have pushed for a different combination of actors. Unfortunately, this was not to be,” the actor wrote. Pyaar Ka Punchnama fame director Luv Ranjan has co-written and produced the film.
De De Pyaar De Review
Talking about the direction of De De Pyaar De, it was as lazy as the writing is. At the beginning of the second half, the film tried to redeem itself, only to spiral into a mess while reaching its end. The writer picks up on many topics but concludes none of them. Tabu talks about divorces and how they’re not as big a deal as people make it. Ajay Devgn's daughter talks about live-in relationships and Rakul gives a two-minute lesson on adultery. But the film’s premise is not strong enough to send out a message on any of them.
De De Pyaar De is enjoyable only if you have no other film to watch and you’re looking for a light film that requires no heavy-lifting. Read full review here.