Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety overtakes Padman at box-office to become second highest-grossing film of 2018

FP Staff

Mar,12 2018 10:48:14 IST

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)?

Sunny Singh, Nushrat Bharucha and Kartik Aaryan in a still from Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. YouTube

Sunny Singh, Nushrat Bharucha and Kartik Aaryan in a still from Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. YouTube

The Kartik Aryan-Nushrat Bharucha-Sunny Singh romantic comedy has now dethroned Akshay Kumar's Padman to become this year's highest grosser only after Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmaavat.

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.

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