Ranbir Kapoor’s deaf and mute character in Barfi! seems to be giving cousin Kareena Kapoor’s glamorous avatar in Heroine a run for her money!
The sweet and simple love story of a mute and deaf boy in Barfi! seems to have touched the heartstrings of viewers who are still flocking theatres. Heroine, with an an overdose of glitz, doesn’t seem to have the same effect.
It is obvious from the fact that the Rs 30 crore Barfi!, released on 14 September, has raked in Rs 82.05 crore net at the domestic boxoffice, while Heroine, which released a week later, has garnered just Rs 32 crore. Made at a budget of Rs 20 crore, it has recovered the cost, but is not as big a success as Barfi!.
‘Barfi! is performing exceedingly well. The movie is resonating with audience and such sustenance across second weekend and weekdays is rare to see in recent times. Exhibitors have retained a good number of shows despite new releases,’ said Amrita Pandey, executive director, syndication, international distribution, Studios, Disney UTV.