Kapil Sharma's Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon rakes in Rs 10.15 crore on its opening day, going past the opening day collections of films like Hero and Katti Batti which released earlier this month and even big films like Baby, Drishyam, Piku, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Badlapur, and Tevar.
The collections are exceptional considering the fact that the film had no selling point except for lead star Kapil Sharma. Though Sharma has done short roles in a few films, Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon is the launch pad for the actor and the opening day collections are the highest ever for a debutant beating Student of The Year (Rs 9.25 crore).
The film has beaten the opening day collections of Hero and Heropanti by a huge margin. An important point to note here is Hero was backed by a producer like Salman Khan and the buzz around the film was pumped up by success of the song, 'Main Hoon Hero.' Similarly, Heropanti too was supported by chart-buster music and a terrific promotional campaign designed by Sajid Nadiadwala.
Releasing the movie on Bakri-Eid did help its business, but irrespective of that, the volume of the collections are unexpected. The film is running to packed houses in the North and Gujarat, while the movie is performing pretty well in the Mumbai circuit too.
KKPK has been made on a controlled budget and a steady Saturday followed by a small spike on Sunday would ensure Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon to be a Hit for the producers and distributors.