Taapsee Pannu’s latest release, Dobaaraa, is rolling along at the box office. After opening at just Rs 72 lakh Anurag Kashyap director earned Rs 70-72 lakh on Day 2 on Friday. The total collection of the film now stands at Rs 1.4 crore, according to reports.
Official remake of the 2018 Spanish film Mirage, Dobaaraa was released on August 19. The film opened on just 370 screens nationwide. This is Taapsee’s second theatrical release following Mithali Raj’s biopic Shabaash Mithu, released in July. The sports drama had debuted with Rs 40 lakh at the box office and only managed to hit Rs 2.23 crore in its lifetime collection.
The Ekta Kapoor-backed thriller received mixed reviews from critics and fans. Although the tight script and performances were praised, the film apparently loses its audience with the “too much happening” syndrome. Indian Express reviewer Shubhra Gupta in her review mentioned that the film lacks the Anurag Kashyap touch.
“The biggest headache is that ‘Dobaaraa’ never looks like an Anurag Kashyap film. His trajectory may have been uneven, but never, at any time, have any of his films resembled his films, with their very specific auteur stamp. Where is this AK? I want him back ‘dobaara’,” she wrote.
Dobaaraa also stars Pavail Gulati, Rahul Bhat, Saswata Chatterjee, Himanshi Chaudhry, and Nassar, among others.