Yash-starrer period action thriller KGF Chapter 2 continue to prevail at the box office despite being a holdover from last week. The newer release, Shahid Kapoor’s sports drama Jersey, in comparison, has proven to be disappointing for its makers. As per BoxOfficeIndia.com, Jersey, a Gowtam Tinnanuri directorial, earned Rs 5 to Rs 5.25 crore at the ticket windows.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#RockyBhai is #RocKING on [second] Sun… #KGF2 hits it out of the stadium yet again… *Weekend 2* crosses ₹ 50 cr mark, FANTASTIC… NOW, 6TH HIGHEST GROSSING *HINDI* FILM… [Week 2] Fri 11.56 cr, Sat 18.25 cr, Sun 22.68 cr. Total: ₹ 321.12 cr. #India biz. #Hindi.”
A Prasanth Neel directorial, KGF 2 is the sequel to 2018’s hit KGF. It also stars Sanjay Dutt, Srinidhi Shetty, Raveena Tandon and Prakash Raj. The film has faced mixed to negative reviews to rack up such a huge total.
Our Source Shubhra Gupta gave it one-and-a-half stars. She wrote about the film’s lack of subtlety. “Good guy compelled to do bad things by dint of circumstance, or bad guy with a golden heart? Not for us to make too fine a point on that faint distinction because as far as KGF 2 goes, Rocky is no ‘gangster’, only the ‘Master who enters and conquers’,” she said.
The film’s Hindi version is the biggest pandemic release already. It is the tenth film to cross the coveted Rs 300 mark ever and the first to do so after Covid-19 began. The last Hindi film to cross this milestone was War.
Jersey, on the other hand, is a remake of the National Award-winning Telugu film of the same name, which was also directed by Tinnanuri. It starred Nani in the lead role and was a huge box office hit for the actor.
Shubhra has given Jersey 2.5 stars, writing, “The film comes alive in the sequences between Shahid and his real-life father who plays his never-say-die coach and mentor. Pankaj Kapoor delivers a lovely, relaxed performance, which shows up the constriction of the son, who appears much more in command when he is smashing fours and sixes on the field, and too morose off it.”