Salman Khan’s Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan had an “underwhelming” opening at the box office with Rs 15.81 crore, according to Bollywood trade expert Taran Adarsh on Saturday morning. Taran Adarsh tweeted a comparison of the box office collections of preceding Salman Khan Eid films from 2010 to 2019 – all of which were hits – and said, “Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan is unimpressive on Day 1… Especially when compared to Salman Khan’s Eid releases from 2010 to 2019.”
Taran Adarsh stated that, while the film performed poorly in the metro circuit, it performed well in large pocket chains. “Metros weak, mass pockets better, but not great,” Taran Adarsh tweeted. Today (Eid) is extremely significant for business to grow multi-fold… Fri, Rs 15.81 crore. India business.”
Read Taran Adarsh’s tweet here:
#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 pic.twitter.com/tqvpJbmRrR— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 22, 2023
Taran Adarsh conducted a full-fledged study in another tweet, comparing the opening day collections of past Salman Khan Eid movies to that of Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan. Salman Khan’s 2019 film Bharat grossed Rs 42.30 crore on its first day. His 2018 flick Race 3 grossed Rs 29.17 crore on day one. Tubelight earned Rs 21.15 crore on its first day of release in 2017. On the first day of 2016, Sultan earned Rs 36.54 crore. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) grossed Rs 27.25 crore on its first day. Kick, which was released in 2014, got Rs 26.40 crore on its first day, while Ek Tha Tiger earned Rs 32.93 crore on its first day in 2012. Bodyguard grossed Rs 21.60 crore on its first day in 2011.
The film received mostly average reviews from critics at its initial release. Saibal Chatterjee, a film critic, gave Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan one rating out of five and commented in his review, “Salman Khan never deigns to loosen his grip on the narrative, not even when Venkatesh is on hand to share some of the load.” The actor utterly overshadows the character and the plot (or whatever there is of it) in the film, leaving little room for anything or anyone in the film to evolve beyond the film’s cardboard cutout proportions.”
Farhad Samji directed Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, which was earlier titled Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. Pooja Hegde, Venkatesh Daggubati, Bhumika Chawla, Shehnaaz Gill, Palak Tiwari, Vijender Singh, Raghav Juyal, and Jassie Gill co-produce the film, which also stars Salman Khan.