‘Kabir Singh’ Beats ‘Uri’, Becomes Biggest B’Wood Earner of 2019
Despite being called out for its misogynistic and patriarchal content, Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani-starrer Kabir Singh has been a roaring success at the box office. The film has earned Rs 246.28 crores at the box office in three weeks since its release, making it the highest earning Hindi film of 2019 so far. With this, Kabir Singh topples Vicky Kaushal’s Uri - The Surgical Strike, which released in January and made a lifetime collection of Rs 245.36 crores at the box office.
Salman Khan’s Bharat, Akshay Kumar actioner Kesari and Total Dhamaal are also among the top five highest grossing releases of the year so far.
Kabir Singh managed to rake in Rs. 70.83 crores in the first weekend of its release. It entered the Rs 100 crore club on its fifth, becoming Shahid’s first solo release to do so. It is the second fastest film to reach the Rs 100 crore mark in 2019, after Salman Khan starrer Bharat which did so in four days.
Directed by Sandeep Vanga, Kabir Singh is a remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy and hit theatres on 21 June. It is the story of a medical student who falls in love with a fellow student. When the latter leaves him, the protagonist spirals into self-destructive behaviour.