Satyaprem Ki Katha, starring Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani, was released in theaters on Thursday, the occasion of Eid. However, despite the holiday, the film was unable to open with a double-digit collection. According to industry tracker Sacnilk, the film collected Rs 9 crore nett (early estimates) in India. This is slightly better than Kartik’s previous release, Shehzada, which opened at Rs 6 crore, as per Bollywood Hungama. However, it is in the same range as Kiara’s previous theatrical release, JugJugg Jeeyo, which made Rs 9.28 crore on opening day.
Satyaprem Ki Katha is the sixth-highest opener of the year so far, after Pathaan, Adipurush, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar, and Bholaa. The Ajay Devgn film, which holds the fifth spot, made Rs 11.20 crore on its first day domestically, but ultimately underperformed.
Kartik’s previous release Shehzada, the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, was a disappointment for the actor. The film could only collect Rs 32.20 crore during its entire theatrical run. JugJugg Jeeyo, however, managed to collect a lifetime sum of Rs 85.03 crore. The film also starred Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, and Varun Dhawan.
Kiara Advani and Kartik Aaryan’s last film together, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, was a hit. This was a rare occurrence in 2022, which was a particularly bad year for Hindi movies. Only a handful of films made money at the box office. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 started its box office journey with Rs 14.11 crore, and made Rs 185.92 crore during its theatrical run.
Somewhere under the overwrought and overcooked plot of the Kartik Aaryan-Kiara Advani-starrer is a real film about two people dealing with troubled pasts, but it gets buried under everything else that the movie throws at us. Stay tuned to know more about the film only with us. If you have anything to share, do let us know by commenting below.