Jabariya Jodi starring Sidharth Malhotra & Parineeti Chopra in lead has opened to a poor response at the Box Office. The film was never expected to take a flying start but the face value of the lead pair which has been already appreciated in Hasee To Phasee also couldn’t help.
Jabariya Jodi took an opening of just 10-12% in the morning thus proving to be one of the slowest openers of this year.
Now all eyes are on word of mouth and if it can help the film multiply its collections, then we can hope for a respectable weekend or first week total. Overall, it’s going to be really tough for the film starting from this level because it has only 6 days to do everything it can. Big Bollywood releases Mission Mangal & Batla House along with Hollywood biggie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will take away most of its screens on Thursday, August 15.
The film was earlier slated to release on August 2 but then the makers decided to postpone it and come on August 9. Sources close to the makers of the film say that the decision was taken after considering that there are too many releases on August 2.
Adding to that, exhibitors across India came together and requested the makers to move ahead to August 9 to avoid clutter.
Directed by Prashant Singh, Jabariya Jodi is based on Pakadwa Vivah (forced marriage), which was once rampant in Bihar.