15 January 2024, Mumbai: Merry Christmas, featuring the dynamic duo of Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi, made its debut on January 12 and is making waves at the box office. The film encountered a measured start during its opening weekend, securing ₹2.45 crore across all languages on Friday. However, the enchantment of Christmas seemed to work wonders on Sunday, witnessing a substantial uptick with the film raking in ₹3.75 crore in India, marking its highest single-day collection. Day 3 continued the positive trend, adding approximately ₹3.45 crore to accumulate a total of ₹9.6 crore in India.
Merry Christmas Box Office Collection Day 3
Breaking it down further, on Saturday, the film amassed ₹3.45 crore across all languages, with ₹3.1 crore in Hindi, ₹33 lakh in Tamil, and ₹2 lakh in Telugu. The opening day also displayed promise, with ₹2.2 crore in Hindi, ₹22 lakh in Tamil, and ₹3 lakh in Telugu.
Merry Christmas Storyline
Sriram Raghavan, the mastermind behind this thrilling narrative, presents Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi as the central characters. The film unfolds the story of a Christmas Eve that turns the worlds of two individuals upside down. Notably, it has been filmed in both Hindi and Tamil, showcasing distinct supporting casts for each version.
Merry Christmas Cast
The Hindi version boasts names like Sanjay Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Pratima Kannan, and Tinnu Anand, while the Tamil rendition features Radhika Sarathkumar, Shanmugaraja, Kevin Jay Babu, and Rajesh Williams in parallel roles.
Merry Christmas Reviews
Reception for Merry Christmas has been a blend of positivity and divergence. Director Anurag Kashyap took to Instagram, expressing his admiration for Sriram Raghavan and dubbing the film a ‘Hitchcockian love story.’ He applauded Sriram Raghavan for steering away from the conventional and crafting a slow-burning narrative with a remarkable payoff. Anurag Kashyap also lauded the performances of Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi, along with the supporting cast.
Merry Christmas on the Rise?
It appears that Merry Christmas is gradually gaining traction at the box office, and the audience appears to relish the unique fusion of cultures embedded in this Christmas narrative. If you harbor a penchant for thrillers or are captivated by the pairing of Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi, investing time in this cinematic experience might prove worthwhile.
By Mahananda Bhattacharjee