Curated By: Chirag Sehgal
Last Updated: September 23, 2023, 09:01 IST
Vicky Kaushal and Manushi Chhillar starrer The Great Indian Family finally hit theatres on Friday, September 22. The film received mixed reviews from all but failed to leave a mark at the box office on its opening day. As reported by the industry tracker Sacnilk, early estimates suggest that The Great Indian Family earned Rs 1.40 crore on day one.
It should be noted that The Great Indian Family is still facing competition from Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan at the box office. The Atlee directorial earned seven times more than the Vicky Kaushal starrer on Friday and is now inching close to Rs 1000 crore mark.
The Great Indian Family makers Vicky Kaushal’s return to the screen after Zara Hatke Zara Bachke. Released in June this year, the film was widely loved by all and emerged as a box office hit.
The Great Indian Family revolves around the life of Ved Vyas Tripathi aka Bhajan Kumar, played by Vicky Kaushal. He comes from an orthodox Hindu family who falls in love with a Sikh girl, played by Manushi Chhillar. However, things change after it is discovered that Bhajan Kumar is not a Hindu but a Muslim by birth.
News18 Showsha’s review of The Great Indian Family reads, “A fairly inoffensive, pleasantly entertaining small-town family drama, The Great Indian Family primarily succeeds because of some realistic dialogues and the natural performance of a strong ensemble. Even though it isn’t quite thrilling and the movie won’t take you by surprise, there is enough charm and swagger in this bubbly concoction to keep you hooked. There is indeed something to be said about a Bollywood film that lays so much in store by its script (which is a bit of a letdown), its relatable setting, and its believable characters. The creative choices the director makes reflect amply in the outcome.”