Kahaani 2 box office collections day 4: The thriller, which stars Vidya Balan and Arjun Rampal, earned Rs 2.04 crore on its fourth day (Monday), making the film’s overall collections a little over Rs 19 crore so far in the Indian market alone. Given the film’s underwhelming opening last Friday to Rs 4.25 crore, its week 1 earnings till date aren’t that surprising. Kahaani 2’s earnings picked up on Saturday, bagging Rs 5.79 crore, and continued on Sunday with Rs 6.93 crore.
Kahaani 2 revolves around the tale of the deceptive titular character Durga Rani Singh, a seemingly caring mother who is later revealed to be a wanted criminal. Vidya Balan has put on a wonderful performance in showing the protagonist’s love for her daughter Mini, which is endearing and somewhat maniacal in equal parts. Arjun Rampal’s role as the cop with a grudge, Inderjeet Singh, has earned him rightful praise.
However, despite the strong leads, Kahaani 2’s second act sentenced it to mostly half-hearted reviews. While word of mouth worked to propel the 2012 Kahaani to box office success, it remains to be seen whether the sequel will share the same fate. Considering, however, that the film is catering to a niche audience, its performance, like Dear Zindagi’s, is quite encouraging. Dear Zindagi, however, managed to keep up a steady pace even in its second week, according to Bollywood Hungama. The release of Ranveer Singh’s Befikre might not allow Kahaani 2 to do the same.