Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety overtakes Padman at box-office to become second highest-grossing film of 2018
With Luv Ranjan's latest outing Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety's soaring at the box-office, even the trade pundits are amazed. Who would have thought that a film starring (relative) newcomers would catch like a wildfire while films with major stars fail to make any impact (we're looking at you, Aiyaary)?
Film trade analyst and critic Taran Adarsh posted on Twitter and revealed that with Rs 82.10 crore box-office collection, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety becomes second highest grosser of 2018.
#SonuKeTituKiSweety is now the SECOND HIGHEST GROSSER of 2018, after #Padmaavat... Crosses #PadMan [approx ₹ 81 cr]… [Week 3] Fri 2.27 cr, Sat 4.12 cr. Total: ₹ 82.10 cr. India biz... SUPER-HIT... #SKTKS
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 11, 2018
On crossing the Rs 50-crore mark director Luv Ranjan had said, "We always knew we were making a film that would appeal to the youth. Critics called the film anti-women, misogynistic. But that didn't bother me. I was looking beyond the criticism.
"For me, my actors Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh are stars. And beyond them, it's the script that is the superstar," added the Pyaar Ka Punchnama director.
A new-age love triangle set in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is produced by T-Series' Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Luv Films' Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg. The film released on 23 February.
Akshay Kumar's Padman, dealing with the issue of menstrual hygiene in rural areas, hit the theatres on 9 February while Bhansali's Padmaavat released earlier on 25 January.
Updated Date: Mar 12, 2018 10:48 AM