The critically acclaimed film Kapoor & Sons – Since 1921 has become the highest grossing Bollywood movie in North America this year surpassing Akshay Kumar’s blockbuster “Airlift” after only ten days of release. Starring Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan, and Rishi Kapoor, the Karan Johar production, directed by Shakun Bhatra, grossed a terrific $598,084 in its second weekend in theaters to raise its ten-day total to $1.9 million which surpassed the $1.8 million of “Airlift.”
After ten days in North American theaters, “Kapoor & Sons” also beat out last year’s award-winning Deepika Padukone-Amitabh Bachchan hit “Piku” which grossed $1.8 million over the same number of days.
Bollywood films routinely drop by 60% or more in the second weekend but fantastic word-of-mouth for “Kapoor & Sons” has led to only a 39% decline. We loved the film at BollySpice and in his 4 star review, Subhash K Jha praised the entire cast saying, “played with magnificent eloquence by actors who know their job” especially singled out Fawad Khan, Ratna Pathak Shah and Rishi Kapoor for their outstanding performances.
“Kapoor & Sons” is now playing in 153 theaters across North America.
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“Kapoor & Sons – Since 1921” is a dramedy that sure knows how to put the fun in “dysfunction”. Rahul and Arjun, two estranged brothers are forced to return to their childhood home when their 90-year-old Grandpa gets a heart attack. While living under one roof, family secrets unravel and misunderstandings are on the verge of turning into tragedy. What follows is what families are made of … chaos, humor, heartache and redemption. Can the Kapoors get past the lies and betrayal? Can they forgive and forget? Can these imperfect people come together, to make the perfect family?