Aasmaan Bhardwaj’s directorial debut Kuttey failed to make a dent in its first weekend. Featuring the multi-starrer Arjun KapoorTabu, Naseeruddin Shah, Konkona Sensharma, Radhika Madan, Shardul Bhardwaj and Kumud Mishra, earned alone €3.35 crore nett. The first weekend collections were less than Varisu’s Hindi version made €3.80 crore nett. The Tamil movie stars Vijay and Rashmika Mandanna. (Read also: Kuttey box office day one collection: Arjun Kapoor and Tabu movie gets off to a slow start, starts at €1.07 crore)
The Hindi film, the industry’s first major release of the year, got off to a less than good start on Friday opening day. It opened with €1.07 crore net at the box office. On Saturday there was a slight increase with €1.20 crore nett but followed that up with another drop on Sunday with €1.05 crore nett. The holiday weekend celebrating festivals like Makar Sankranti, Lohri and Pongal did not bring any additional audience for the heist thriller.
Aasmaan’s film follows three different gangs who make their own plans to rob a cash van and end up crossing paths. The Hindi film features, with a score by Vishal Bhardwaj, is set in Mumbai and is divided into three parts to tell the story. Veteran filmmaker Gulzar wrote the text. Kuttey is produced by Luv Ranjan, Vishal, Ankur Garg and Rekha Bhardwaj.
The Hindustan Times review of the film stated, “In the midst of this mixed bag of performances, what really stands out in Kuttey is the background music. The album composed by Vishal with lyrics penned by Gulzar sahab, each song seems to be apt in the story placed and alone moving forward. And the way Kuttey Vishal’s iconic Dhan Te Nan plays in the background in all the key scenes is just amazing.”
Last month, at the film’s trailer launch, Tabu told India Today how her character was originally written for a male actor. But it was later changed for her. She had said, “Aasmaan is a different kind of filmmaker and there is no comparison to Vishal Bhardwaj’s films. Of course the thinking and aesthetics are similar but his cinema is different. Actually this character is written for a male actor but it had changed for me. It was very challenging and at the same time fun to play this character.”