This Friday marked the release of Half Girlfriend and Hindi Medium boasting on the similar issue- Linguistic chauvinism. In the Half Girlfriend, we saw Madhav Jha (Arjun Kapoor), a Hindi-speaking boy who’s also tossing with unable to speak in English problem settled in love with Delhi girl Riya (Shraddha Kapoor). Whereas, Hindi Medium, apart from ‘English’ deals with the corruption in schools. However, Half Girlfriend starring Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor faced an average review in a comparison with Hindi Medium, though, the film is winning Box Office contest against the Hindi Medium showing better growth in the digits. Here’s the report of three days:
Owing to the star power of its lead actors, the bubblegum romance Half Girlfriend performed better than the Hindi Medium as what trade analyst Taran Adarsh is tweeted out the box office performances of both films.
Half Girlfriend earned Rs 10.27 crore on its opening day and performed steadily on Saturday as well, making Rs 10.63 crores. This means that the Mohit Suri film has made Rs 20.90 crores in total. Hindi Medium, on the other hand, has earned Rs 7.06 crore, which is a 51% growth from its opening day collections of Rs 2.81 crore.
Let us come to the Sunday box office report, Half Girlfriend reported slight jump and collected the amount of 11.14 crores, to make it’s opening weekend total as 32.04 crores on domestic box office. Hindi Medium due to positive word of mouth, showed considerable growth and collected the amount of 5.50 crores to make it’s 3 days domestic total as 12.56 crores. Yet the battle is still on between these two films and more result will be coming soon.
Here’s what public says about Half Girlfriend and Hindi Medium