‘Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’, starring Salman Khan in the lead role, earned over ₹15 crore at the domestic box office on first day of its release. The film has performed underwhelmingly when compared to Salman’s Eid releases from 2010 to 2019.
The movie directed by Farhad Samji, released on Friday which marks Salman’s first big screen release in a leading role in four years. A Salman Khan Film (SKF) production, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan also features Venkatesh, Pooja Hegde, Jagapathi Babu, and Bhumika Chawla. It also stars Vijender Singh, Raghav Juyal, Siddharth Nigam, Jassie Gill, Shehnaaz Gill, Palak Tiwari and Vinali Bhatnagar.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh,taking to Twitter on Saturday, wrote, “#KisiKaBhaiKisiKiJaan is underwhelming on Day 1… More so when one compares it with #SalmanKhan’s #Eid releases from 2010 to 2019… Metros weak, mass pockets better, but not great… Extremely important for biz to jump multi-fold today [#Eid]… Fri ₹ 15.81 cr. #India biz. #KBKJ.”
Earlier, Taran said, that Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan will open in over 5700 screens worldwide — 4500 in India and 1200 in overseas markets. Gautam Dutta, Co-CEO of PVR INOX Ltd, had said the expectations from the movie are “huge”. “I must say that it is coming a couple of weeks after Pathaan. The reality is that this is the next Khan film on the block with a huge amount of expectation and that coming on Eid, I think it kind of multiplies that excitement,” he told PTI.
Pathaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, featured Salman in a cameo role. The film turned out to be a blockbuster and earned over ₹1,000 crore at the global box office after it released in theatres in January.