Despite competition from “Gadar 2” and “Jailer,” “Dream Girl 2” collects 9.70 crore on its opening day. Nearly 60% of the overall Day 1 revenue for the movie came from the three illustrious national theatre chains PVR, Cinepolis, and INOX, which played a significant role.
Raaj Shaandilyaa returned to the spotlight in 2023 with “Dream Girl 2” following his successful endeavour with “Dream Girl” in 2019. This comedy sensation debuted on August 25 and starred Ayushmann Khurrana in the dual roles of Pooja and Karam, with Ananya Panday as Pari.
Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor funded the film, which is now receiving a mixed response from critics and the general audience. Starting out on a positive note, Dream Girl 2 made a thunderous entrance into theatres, accumulating an astonishing 9.70 crore in India on its opening day, according to preliminary estimates.
Notably, the three well-known national theatre chains PVR, Cinepolis, and INOX played a crucial role in the movie’s overall Day 1 revenues, contributing close to 60% of the total, yielding an estimated collection of 5.35 crore.
This film is in a direct confrontation with the two historical classics that cemented the success of Gadar 2 and Jailer in the midst of that triumph. Rajinikanth’s Jailer outperformed Gadar 2 with a remarkable take of about 44.50 crore in India, while Sunny Deol’s Gadar 2 earned an amazing Day 1 total of about 35 crore.
The story of Dream Girl 2 centres on Karam, who, as a result of a significant incident in his life, changes into the character Pooja. Karam marries the son of a wealthy person with the help of his father’s guidance, setting off a chain of unsettling occurrences.
Famous performers like Paresh Rawal, Vijay Raaz, Annu Kapoor, Abhishek Banerjee, Asrani, Rajpal Yadav, Manjot Singh, and Seema Pahwa are all part of the cast and play significant roles in the plot as it develops.
‘Dream Girl 2’ by Ayushmann Khurrana will be released on August 25.
Dream Girl 2, starring actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Ananya Pandey, will now hit theatres on August 25, 2023. The comedy-drama is a follow-up to Dream Girl, a 2019 film starring Khurrana. Raaj Shaandilya, the original director, will oversee the picture. approximately 2019, Dream Girl brought approximately Rs. 139.37 crore at the box office.
In recent months, Bollywood has made significant bets on sequels and franchise films to capitalise on the success of films like Bhool Bhulaiya, Heropanti, and Ek Villain, among others.
In addition to the sequels to Tiger Shroff’s Heropanti and the period drama KGF, Kartik Aaryan was last seen in the horror comedy Bhool Bhulaiya 2 in May. In July, Ekta Kapoor added to her Ek Villain series with a new installment, and Sunny Deol will return in Zed Studios’ Gadar sequel.
Given the popularity of earlier films, the model might be intriguing, but critics and industry insiders say that current films like Bunty Aur Babli 2 have failed to convince them that advancing the plot is a good idea. The other difficulty is that Hindi movies lack the grandeur and special effects of Hollywood superhero movies, which are the source of inspiration for these sequels.
Actually, there are two primary reasons for sequel development. One is driven by creativity, the other by business. Extending a popular story in a recognisable yet original way is a wonderful business potential if fans have embraced it. The attraction of the first film will always be a source of inspiration for the sequel, according to Shariq Patel, chief business officer at Zed Studios. However, analysts claimed that in recent years, it has been difficult to market and consumers have been left down by spiritual sequels, or films with entirely different stories or casts but just sharing the same genre as the original.