Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor have proved that even without a festival release, movies with good content manages to woo over the audience in no time. Stree, which released on 31st August, impressed the audience and critics so much that the numbers have flooded the box office. On the first day itself, the film earned 6.83 cr and since then the numbers are just increasing. On the first Monday, Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor’s film garnered 9.74 crores making its total as Rs 41. 97cr. Of course, Janmashtami holiday played a role in getting the numbers but strong word-of-mouth has made the film a Super Hit.
Bollywood trade analyst and critic Taran Adarsh took to his social media to share Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor starrer film’s latest collection and wrote, "#Stree runs riot at the BO... Surpasses expectations by putting up a FANTASTIC TOTAL on Day 4 [#Janmashtami holiday]… Fri 6.83 cr, Sat 10.87 cr, Sun 14.57 cr, Mon 9.70 cr. Total: ₹ 41.97 cr. India biz... This one’s a SUPER HIT."
On the other hand, Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se starring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, which also released this weekend, failed to impress the critics and audience alike. Even legendary actor Dharmendra’s otherworldly charm couldn’t make the film work.
Stree is packed with hilarious lines, smart performances along with spooky undertones. Directed by debutant Amar Kaushik and written by Go Goa Gone fame Raj Nidimoru, Krishna DK, Stree has been produced by Dinesh Vijan. Set in the town of Chanderi, the movie is based on a 'ridiculous' phenomenon in which a spirit named Stree whisks away men during four days of puja. While Rao plays the role of famous tailor Vicky, Shraddha Kapoor is the mysterious girl adding to the eerie atmosphere. The movie also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Vijay Raaz, Atul Shrivastava, Aparshakti Khurrana and Abhishek Banerjee in pivotal roles.
''Stree is a new experience for me. I've been doing very serious films like Omerta, Aligarh and Newton. But then I had fun doing Bareilly Ki Barfi and Fanney Khan where there were lots of laughs to lean on. Stree has just a bit of the spooky feeling and loads of laughter. It was fun to do. This is director Amar Kaushik's first feature. And the film is produced by Raj and DK who have directed one of my favourite horror comedies Go Goa Gone,'' Rao said in an interview.
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