Love Aaj Kal Box Office Collection Day 1: Kartik Aaryan Film Opens with INR 12.4 Crore

Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal, starring Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan and Randeep Hooda, hit the screens on Valentine’s Day. Check out the film's box office report below.

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali’s latest offering, Love Aaj Kal, hit the screens on Valentine’s Day. The film, which stars Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan in lead roles, is based on the theme of the director’s 2009 film of the same name. The film witnessed a good opening on Friday, collecting INR 12.4 crore and becoming Kartik’s best opening yet, ahead of his previous release, Pati Patni Aur Woh, which opened with INR 9.1 crore. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted a comparison of the actor’s box office successes.

He wrote, “#KartikAaryan versus #KartikAaryan... *Day 1* biz...

2020: #LoveAajKal ₹ 12.40 cr

2019: #PatiPatniAurWoh ₹ 9.10 cr

2019: #LukaChuppi ₹ 8.01 cr

2015: #PyaarKaPunchnama2 ₹ 6.80 cr

2018: #SonuKeTituKiSweety ₹ 6.42 cr

2011: #PyaarKaPunchnama ₹ 92 lakhs

#India biz.”

Speaking to Hindustan Times earlier, Taran had said, “The presence of Kartik and Sara will definitely add to the opening of Love Aaj Kal, also because it’s Valentine’s Day. I feel that it is a win-win situation, where the film is definitely going to open big and at the same time, it will add to the credibility of Kartik and Sara both.”

The film, which also stars Randeep Hooda and Arushi Sharma in vital roles, revolves around complex characters and their dysfunctional families and relationships. In a review of the movie for NDTV, Saibal Chatterjee gave it 3 stars (out of 5) and wrote, “The performances, if not wholly consistent, are never short of intriguing. Sara Ali Khan is backed to the hilt by the screenplay and she gives the role of the girl who goes back and forth between endearing and mystifying in the flash of an eye all she has. She keeps you glued to the drama.”

He also said, “Love Aaj Kal is an audacious, if flawed, ode to love as a quest for happiness and self-realization that often triggers conflicting emotions and unsettling impulses but never fails to enrich the soul,” and added, “If you get it, you'll absolutely love Love Aaj Kal. If you don't, it might all feel like a meandering mess.”