‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ has an average start at the box office

Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao-starrer ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ has garnered positive reviews from both the audience and the critics alike. At the box office, however, the film has begun with an average collection.

On its first day, it minted an amount of Rs 2.25 crore. Although it is set on the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh, the film didn’t really have a strong response from UP and didn’t collect noticeable money from UP zones either. Collections from Delhi NCR were comparatively better. (Also Read: ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ behind-the-scenes: Just SO delicious!)

The business in Mumbai wasn’t great as well, and came at par with collections in Pune. However, there are chances of ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ bucking up during the weekend. There was no other major release this week and hence, it won’t face a stiff competition at the box office.

The film is the tale of Bitti Mishra, a girl from Bareilly who stands out of the crowd with unique characteristics that are unlikely to be found in her surroundings. All of Kriti, Rajkummar and Ayushmann were applauded for their performance.

Tiwari’s directorial debut ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ garnered massive praise from all across and the idea of ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ struck even before the previous one released.

“I was returning back to Mumbai after finishing the last schedule of ‘Nil Battey Sannata’. I was at the Delhi airport and picked up The Ingredients of Love by French author Nicolas Barreau. I started reading the book when I boarded the flight and there was a paragraph that really appealed to me, which later on became the core idea of Bareilly Ki Barfi,” she had told during an earlier interview with Firstpost.

As they say, the best of ideas often come when you don’t see it coming!