'Ishaqzaade' earns Rs45.4m on opening day

Published: May 13, 2012

NEW DEHLI: Arjun Kapoor-Parineeti Chopra starrer Ishaqzaade got mixed response from the movie buffs, but the film by Habib Faisal, has managed to earn Rs45.4 million on the very first day, making it the fifth best opening of this year.

Made at a budget of Rs250 million, the rustic love story has turned out to be fifth biggest first day opener after Agneepath (Rs230 million), Housefull 2 (Rs140 million), Agent Vinod (Rs100 million) and Jannat 2 (Rs85.2 million).

Ishaqzaade is also said to be one of the biggest box office start for a newcomer film.

While the film is the launch pad for Kapoor, it is the second outing for Habib Faisal as a director after Do Dooni Chaar and Parineeti following Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl.

Though the film has received mixed reviews, Bollywood celebrities are all praises for the director as well as the lead pair.

Celebrity quotes and tweets

Shabana Azmi

“Ishaqzaade is fantastic. Arjun and Parineeti stars for sure. Habib Faisal knows small town UP to the minutest detail . Bravo Habib and Aditya (Chopra).”

Satish Kaushik

“Congrats Arjun Kapoor for your explosive debut in Ishaqzaade…you are outstanding..you and Parineeti are fire together..Cheers!!”

Ken Ghosh

“Arjun Kapoor makes a Dabangg debut in Ishaqzaade and @ParineetiChopra is dazzling as usual! ‘Parma love joya'”

Raveena Tandon

“Missing my friend @monakapoor3… I know her blessings are with Arjun her son today as he makes his debut with Ishaqzaade, he’s fabulous. Please all go to watch the film, it’s a good film and fantastic work by the lead pair, Arjun and Parineeti.”

Shruti Seth

“Watched Ishaqzaade! Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor and Habib Faisal, thank you for making my two hours so enjoyable. Please go watch it people.”

Shahana Goswami

Just watched Ishaqzaade. Had some lovely moments. @ParineetiChopra is electric and Arjun is so charming. Refreshingly nice chemistry!

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Syed
    May 13, 2012 - 1:28PM

    Can’t wait.

    The music by Amit Trivedi is fantabulous.


  • kaalchakra
    May 13, 2012 - 8:56PM

    Seems like the usual masala, copy-from-the-west film that Bollywood specializes in. Would it not have been more appropriate to change the script of the banner into one of Pakistani scripts or Roman before the trailer is shown to Pakistani audiences?


  • Imran
    May 13, 2012 - 9:56PM


    Please tell us which western movie the trailer is resembling to. The usage of Devanagari script for the title is deliberate to give it the rural Uttar Pradesh feeling.


  • Pinto
    May 14, 2012 - 8:36PM

    Not interested in pakistani script oh i mean pak lollypop crap ha ha ha ha……….


  • Char Latan
    May 15, 2012 - 8:00PM


    Agree with you. Complete copy of some masala, UP based hollywood film. The name will come to me in a moment…


  • Ishqzaade
    Jul 10, 2012 - 10:24AM

    @Char Latan:
    please bring it on…!!!!!
    we also want to see what kind of film is this a copy of…


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