In the times when 100 Crore Club entry is seen as a barometer of a film’s success, it is a rarity to see a film completing 50 days at the Box Office. Back in time, a 50, 100 or 150 days run in theatres was seen as a badge of honour. However currently it is about quick earning of moolah in a matter of 3-4 weeks which makes headlines.
This is where the Superhit run of Luka Chuppi warrants a celebration for the film’s leading man Kartik Aaryan. After all, the film has entered the eight week at select properties and in the process has completed its 50 days run.
What makes it further special is the fact that this is the youngster’s fourth film to actually achieve this feat. His debut flick Pyaar Ka Punchnama too had went on and on after a slow start and as a result stayed in theatres beyond the 50 days. Later, the feat was repeated by the film’s sequel as well which had a major run at the Box Office and collected over 65 crores.
The high came though with Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety which was much loved and it not just enjoyed a long run in theatres but also entered the 100 Crore Club. In the process, it saw the best of both worlds. His latest release, Luka Chuppi has collected 95 crores at the domestic box-office and more than 114 crore if one includes overseas numbers too, and has still been playing in theatres for long now.
Considering the fact that not many stars and superstars have their films run in theatres for so long, Kartik is indeed enjoying some very good popularity and all around positivity that is keeping his fan following growing with every passing film.
One now waits to see how big do his upcoming films Pati Patni aur Woh as well as Imtiaz Ali’s next turn out to be.