By Hindustan Times
Arjun Kapoor-Parineeti Chopra starrer Ishaqzaade has got mixed response from the movie buffs, but the film by Habib Faisal, has managed to earn Rs. 4.54 crore on the very first day, making it the fifth best opening of this year.
Made at a budget of Rs. 25 crore, the rustic love story has turned out to be fifth biggest first day opener after Agneepath (Rs 23 crore), Housefull 2 (Rs 14 crore), Agent Vinod (Rs 10 crore) and Jannat 2 (Rs 8.52 crore).
Ishaqzaade is also said to be one of the biggest box office start for a newcomer film.
While the film is the launch pad for Kapoor, it is the second outing for Habib Faisal as a director after Do Dooni Chaar and Parineeti following Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl.
Though the film has received mixed reviews, Bollywood celebrities are all praises for the director as well as the lead pair.
Shabana Azmi: "Ishaqzaade is fantastic. Arjun and Parineeti stars for sure. Habib Faisal knows small town UP to the minutest detail. Bravo Habib and Aditya (Chopra)."
Satish Kaushik: "Congrats Arjun Kapoor for your explosive debut in Ishaqzaade…you are outstanding..you and Parineeti are fire together..Cheers!!"
Ken Ghosh: "Arjun Kapoor makes a Dabangg debut in Ishaqzaade and @ParineetiChopra is dazzling as usual! 'Parma love joya'"
Raveena Tandon: "Missing my friend @monakapoor3... I know her blessings are with Arjun her son today as he makes his debut with Ishaqzaade, he's fabulous. Please all go to watch the film, it's a good film and fantastic work by the lead pair, Arjun and Parineeti."
Shruti Seth: "Watched Ishaqzaade! Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor and Habib Faisal, thank you for making my two hours so enjoyable. Please go watch it people."
Shahana Goswami: "Just watched Ishaqzaade. Had some lovely moments. @ParineetiChopra is electric and Arjun is so charming. Refreshingly nice chemistry!"