‘Yaariyan 2’ Makes a Modest Debut with ₹60 Lakh on Day One, Compete Against Ganapath!

Divya Khosla's Romantic Comedy Faces 'Ganapath' Competition but Holds Its Ground on the First Day

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21 October 2023, Mumbai: The inaugural day of the box office for ‘Yaariyan 2,’ the romantic comedy headlined by Divya Khosla, Meezaan Jafri, and Pearl V Puri, has drawn attention. This second installment in Divya Khosla’s 2014 directorial has been launched following an extensive promotional campaign and marked the sequel’s debut in cinemas. Unfortunately, the film’s initial foray into theaters did not meet the expected response. The movie amassed an approximate ₹60 lakh on Friday, as early estimates from Sacnilk.com have indicated. Reports state that the film recorded a mere 5.65 percent occupancy on its first day.

Facing Off Against ‘Ganapath’

‘Yaariyan 2’ coincided with the release of ‘Ganapath,’ Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon’s action-packed film, on Friday. Despite facing formidable competition, ‘Yaariyan 2’ managed to outperform ‘Ganapath’ slightly in its first-day box office collections.

‘Yaariyan 2’ Storyline

The movie delves into the intricacies of cousin relationships and how they undergo transformation when one of them decides to tie the knot. Divya Khosla portrays Ladli, whose marriage triggers shifts and challenges in her relationships with her cousins. The film also boasts a star-studded ensemble, featuring Yash Daasguptaa, Anaswara Rajan, Warina Hussain, and Priya Varrier.

Behind the Scenes of ‘Yaariyan 2’

‘Yaariyan 2’ has been brought to life under the capable direction of Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru. It is produced by a team consisting of Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar, and Aayush Maheshwari under the banner of T-Series Films. Divya Khosla Kumar, who directed the first installment of ‘Yaariyan’ in 2014, with Himansh Kohli and Rakul Preet Singh in leading roles, saw success at the box office.

Divya and Meezaan Share Insights on ‘Yaariyan 2’

Reflecting on the essence of ‘Yaariyan 2,’ Divya Khosla shared, “The movie is highly entertaining and embraces a gamut of emotions. It encompasses drama, comedy, and romance. At its heart, ‘Yaariyan 2’ explores the close-knit friendship shared among three cousins, a theme that is explored on the big screen for the first time. We extend an invitation to everyone to come and watch our film in theaters on October 20.”

Meezaan Jafri Shares Experience

Meezaan Jafri, one of the lead actors of the film, also provided some insights into his experience while working on ‘Yaariyan 2’ and his camaraderie with the cast and crew. He explained, “Divya ji was my neighbor for 15 years, but I’ve moved since then. I didn’t have the opportunity to work with her until now. Through this project, we collaborated and I got to experience her as an actor. Today, we’ve grown close as friends. My acquaintance with Pearl also began with this film. Before that, I had no prior interaction with him, but we are now close friends.”

While ‘Yaariyan 2’ experienced a modest start at the box office, its performance in the days to come remains a topic of anticipation, as more audiences have the opportunity to relish the film on the silver screen.

By Yashika Desai

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