When love is in the air, you know which director’s film you can vouch for. Yes.. you guessed it right.. it is Imtiaz Ali and he is back with a sequel to his 2009’s superhit film, Love Aaj Kal, which features the heart-throb of the nation, Kartik Aaryan, and dream girl of every boy, Sara Ali Khan. Let us check how much can Love Aaj Kal collect on its first day at the box office.
Imtiaz Ali is known as a maestro in making romantic films and the director succeeds with each and every film he makes, whether it is Socha Na Tha, Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar, Highway or Tamasha. Unfortunately, he disappointed with much expected Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal hence Love Aaj Kal 2 is an acid test for the talented director.
Talking about 2009’s Love Aaj Kal, Imtiaz Ali gave us a fabulous meaning of love by comparing the present and the past. Since the formula worked at that time, Imtiaz Ali implements the same concept with the sequel. The trailer of Love Aaj Kal 2 was launched 3 weeks back and has received good response in terms of views but the audience feedback was decent. Also, the songs are slowly catching up but has not reached to the optimum level created by the first part (remember memorable songs by Pritam in form “Twist”, “Yeh Dooriyan”, “Aaj Din Chediya” or even the end credit song “Aahun Aahun”)
The good news is that we have the current superstar, Kartik Aaryan, who is probably at the best phase of his career, after scoring super-hits like Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Luka Chuppa and Pati Patni Aur Woh. Kartik Aaryan is accompanied by Sara Ali Khan who has managed to set her own fan base and her presence should contribute to the film’s success. Kartik Aaryan had already his highest opening film with Pati Patni Aur Woh (Rs 9.10 crore). The advance booking of Love Aaj Kal 2 had already started and the current trend is showing that romantic drama is pacing ahead of Pati Patni Aur Woh and can touch double digit mark. The competition from Malang will be less. Since the romantic drama is releasing at the right time considering the Valentine’s Day celebration, as per our analysis, Love Aaj Kal 2 can get an opening of Rs 10-12 crores and will depend entirely on the word-of-mouth reviews.
Love Aaj Kal 2 can also challenge the 2009 original starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, which had opened to positive reviews at Rs 8.02 crore on its first day. It had collected Rs 66.56 crore at the domestic box office and had the worldwide collection of Rs 116.22 crore.