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‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ & ‘Raksha Bandhan’ See Low Footfall, Jugg Jugg Jeeyo Re-released

Kiara Advani, Varun Dhawan, Neetu Kapoor and Anil Kapoor starrer ‘Jugg Jugg Jeeyo’ to re-release this Independence day.  
  • Namrata Ganguly
  • Editorial
Published -15 Aug 2022, 17:17 ISTUpdated -15 Aug 2022, 17:53 IST
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Jugg Jugg Jeeyo, the Hindi film starring  Kiara Advani, Varun Dhawan, Neetu Kapoor and Anil Kapoor, has been re-released in select theatres across the country on Monday, Independence day. The film had its first theatrical release on June 24 this year. 

The makers of the film made the announcement through social media on Sunday. “#JugJuggJeeyo India! You asked. We heard. They’re back on the big screens! Celebrating the strong bond of family starting from this #IndependenceDay and through the festive week - as the JugJugg Jeeyo parivaar comes back to the big screens!” wrote Viacom18 Studios. 

Directed by Raj Mehta, Jugg Jugg Jeeyo narrates the story of two couples from different generations who confront their own relationship issues post marriage involving infidelity and divorce. The film had made a box office collection of over Rs 50 crores in its first weekend and over Rs 72 crores total nett. Amongst the trend of films releasing on OTT platforms a month after its theatrical release, Jugg Jugg Jeeyo is re-releasing in theatres again.  

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While the Raksha Bandhan and Independence Day long weekend had big releases of Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer Laal Singh Chaddha, and Akshay Kumar starrer Raksha Bandhan, both had very low footfall. Following which, several shows of both the films were cancelled across the country. 

Laal Singh Chaddhacollected approximately 11.50 crore nett on its first day and around Rs 37.50 crores nett after the weekend. The film is expected to make less than Rs 50 crores in the five-day long holiday, as per trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Adapted from the 1994 Tom Hanks starrer American classic film Forrest Gump which is based on the 1986 Winston Groom’s novel of the same name, Laal Singh Chaddha is directed by Advait Chandan. The film is produced under the Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom 18 Studios in which Aamir is portraying Hanks’ role. The film also stars Telugu actor Naga Chaitanya, making his Bollywood debut, and Hindi actor Mona Singh in pivotal roles.

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While Akshay’s Raksha Bandhan opened even lower with a collection of Rs 7.5-8 crore nett and collected a little over Rs 27 crore over the four-day weekend. Based on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan itself, the actor plays the eldest brother to his four sisters in the film. He promises his mother on her deathbed that he will marry only when he has fulfilled all his responsibilities of marrying his sisters in suitable homes, but, on the way, he is at conflict between his responsibilities and his own love life. 

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